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Sri Lanka 2011 Public Holidays Announced

Source: The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Posted: Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Most recent follow-up news item: December 22, 2011

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" the official list of Sri Lankan bank holidays, public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the calendar year 2011.

Contrary to what happened last year (2009-06-17), the published list of bank and public holidays for 2011does not appear to contain any errors. All the Poya Full Moon Day public holidays are properly named and, the dates of Hindu public holidays are not obviously wrong as was the case for the 2010 list of bank and public holidays.

The aforementioned list of official bank holidays and public holidays for 2011 does not include a May 20 public holiday to commemorate the end of the LTTE armed rebellion (2009-05-19) although a public holiday was eventually declared in 2010 again (2010-06-17).

In addition, one can usually expect the government to declare one-off public holidays on the day after parliamentary and presidential elections (2010-04-06 and 2010-01-25), though none are scheduled for 2011.

Finally, despite the aforementioned document's title (Bank Holidays, Public Holidays and Full Moon Poya Days 2012), it does not list any bank holidays. Recently, Sri Lankan bank holidays have been declared separately from public holidays and full Moon Poya days (2009-07-06).

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