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Sri Lanka Mulls April 15 Public Holiday
 
(Posted on Friday, March 29, 2013)

Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo)

The Sri Lankan Administration Minister, John Seneviratne, has announced that the Sri Lankan Government was considering declaring Monday, April 15, 2013, as a one-off additional public holiday throughout Sri Lanka.

As per the aforementioned announcement, Monday, April 15, 2013, would be declared a one-off public holiday throughout Sri Lanka because the 2 annual public holidays for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year both fall on a weekend in 2012.

Note that, for the moment, Monday, April 15, 2013, is listed only as a bank holiday, in the list of official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the calendar year 2013, released by Sri Lanka Banks' Association, last fall (16-Oct-2012), but not as a public holiday (11-Jun-2012).

In Sri Lanka, generally, public holidays which fall on the weekend do not give rise to a compensatory public holiday on the following Monday, though it is generally the case for bank holidays, however when 2-day public holidays both fall on a weekend, an extra ad hoc public holiday has been declared in the past (01-May-2012).

Related links:

Sri Lanka bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (March 2013)
Sri Lanka 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Sri Lanka 2020 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Sri Lanka 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Sri Lanka 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
Sri Lanka 2023 bank holidays and public holidays
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 2016-04-11: Sri Lankan Public Holidays April 13-17
 2014-04-02: Sri Lankan April 15 Public Holiday Declared
 2013-11-11: Sri Lanka CHOGM Public Holiday Clarified
 2013-10-05: Sri Lanka Mulls CHOGM Public Holiday
 2013-04-11: Sri Lankan April 15 Public Holiday Update
 2013-03-30: Sri Lankan Public Holiday April 15
 2012-10-16: Sri Lankan 2013 Bank Holidays Announced
 2012-06-11: Sri Lankan 2013 Public Holidays Announced
 2012-05-01: Sri Lankan Public Holiday May 7


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