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Sri Lankan 2018 Public Holidays Announced

Source: The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017
Updated: Monday, June 10, 2019

Sri Lanka's Minister of Home Affairs, Wajira Abeyawardena, has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2018.

As usual, the aforementioned document does not list any bank holidays, as these are usually declared separately from public holidays and full Moon Poya days (2016-10-19, 2016-05-22, 2015-05-29, 2014-11-14, 2013-10-18, 2014-04-07, 2013-07-05, 2012-06-11, 2012-10-16, 2011-10-10, 2011-08-31, 2010-07-21, 2010-07-12 and 2009-07-06).

Today's Gazette publication also confirms all of the surprising dates listed in the recently-released list of Sri Lankan Poya Days in 2018 (2017-04-01), which listed the Vesay Full Moon Poya day in April, rather than in May as is usual (2016-03-27, 2015-03-16, 2014-04-07, 2013-04-12).

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