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Sri Lankan April 15 Public Holiday Update
 
(Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013)

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

The Sri Lankan Minister of Labour, Gamini Lokuge, has requested that the Sri Lankan private sector also declare Monday, April 15, 2013, as a one-off additional public holiday throughout Sri Lanka.

Late last month (30-Mar-2013), the Sri Lankan Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs, W.D.J. Senevirathne, had announced that the Sri Lankan Government had finally (29-Mar-2013) decided to declare Monday, April 15, 2013, as a one-off additional public holiday throughout Sri Lanka, because the 2 annual public holidays for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year both fall on a weekend in 2013.

Note that, until then, Monday, April 15, 2013, had been 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)
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