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Sri Lankan 2018 Poya Public Holidays Confirmed
 
(Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017)

Source: The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo)

At a media briefing held at the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs, Sri Lanka's Minister of Home Affairs, Vajira Abeywardene, categorically stated that the previously-released list of Sri Lankan Poya Days in 2018, and related public holidays in Sri Lanka, was "100 percent accurate".

Earlier this year (01-Apr-2017), Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs had published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", its annual official list of the Sri Lankan Poya Day non-working public holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2018, a gazette entry which was surprising as it listed the Vesay Full Moon Poya day in April, rather than in May as is usual (27-Mar-2016, 16-Mar-2015, 07-Apr-2014, 12-Apr-2013).

As per the Holidays Act, Section 2., Declaration regarding Full Moon Poya Days and Sundays, (Volume IV - Laws of Sri Lanka) "It is hereby declared that every Full Moon Poya Day and every Sunday - (a) shall be a public holiday; and (b) shall be a Bank holiday".

Related links and worldwide public holidays news updates:
Sri Lanka bank holidays and public holidays (news and updates)
Worldwide bank holidays and public holidays news updates (July 2017)
Sri Lanka 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (current year)
Sri Lanka 2019 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Sri Lanka 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Sri Lanka 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
Sri Lanka 2022 bank holidays and public holidays
 2018-07-01: Sri Lankan 2019 Public Holidays Announced
 2017-04-01: Sri Lankan 2018 Poya Public Holidays Announced
 2016-03-27: Sri Lankan 2017 Poya Public Holidays Announced
 2015-03-16: Sri Lankan 2016 Poya Public Holidays Announced
 2014-04-07: Sri Lankan 2015 Poya Public Holidays Announced
 2013-04-12: Sri Lankan 2014 Poya Public Holidays Announced


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