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The Sri Lankan Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided to declare April 15, 2014, once again as a one-off additional public holiday throughout Sri Lanka.
This year the reason for declaring April 15 as a one-off additional public holiday throughout Sri Lanka is that "Sinhala and Tamil New year falls on April 13 and 14 which is a Sunday and Monday respectively".
Last year (2013-03-29, 2012-06-11 and 2012-10-16) the Sri Lankan Government declared Monday, April 15, 2013, as a one-off public holiday throughout Sri Lanka because the 2 annual public holidays for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year both fell on a weekend in 2013.
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 (2012-05-01).
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