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Sri Lanka Mulls CHOGM Public Holiday

Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo)
Posted: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Most recent follow-up news item: November 11, 2013

The Sri Lankan Administration Minister has announced that the Sri Lankan Government was considering declaring Friday, November 15, 2013, as a one-off additional public holiday throughout Sri Lanka on account of the upcoming CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting).

Usually, such musings by the government about a possible public holiday (2013-03-29) are usually confirmed soon after (2013-03-30 and 2013-04-11).

More generally, CHOGM meetings have often been the occasion of one-off public holidays in the various countries where they were held (2007-11-15, 2010-11-05, and 2009-11-26).

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