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Sri Lankan Public Holiday May 23

Source: Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo)
Posted on Monday, May 2, 2016


The Sri Lankan Minister of Home Affairs has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided to declare Monday, May 23, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka in view of the annual Vesak full Moon Poya day of Sri Lanka falling on a Saturday in 2016.

The aforementioned announcement by the Sri Lankan Minister of Home Affairs has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided to declare Monday, May 23, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka in view of the annual Vesak full Moon Poya day of Sri Lanka falling on a Saturday in 2016, thus officially amends the official list of Sri Lankan public holidays for the calendar year 2016 as announced last year (2015-05-29).

Recall that, last month (2016-04-29), the Sri Lankan Government decided not to declare Monday, May 2, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka, while earlier that same month (2016-04-11), the Sri Lankan Government had decided to declare Friday, April 15, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka, to link this year's, April 13-14, Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Sri Lankan Public holidays with the subsequent weekend of April 16 and 17, 2016.


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