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Sri Lankan 2022 Poya Public Holidays Announced

Source: The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: August 17, 2021

Sri Lanka's State Minister of Home Affairs, Chamal Rajapaksa, has signed and published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" (No. 2227/16), the official list of the Poya Day non-working public holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2022.

The preamble to the aforementioned gazette entry read as follows: "By virtue of the powers vested in me by Section 8 of the Holidays Act, No. 29 of 1971, I, Chamal Rajapaksa, State Minister of Home Affairs, do by this order declare that, as regards the year 2022, each of the days specified in the Schedule hereto shall be Full Moon Poya Days for the purpose of this Act.".

As usual (2020-06-09, 2019-04-09, 2018-05-14, 2017-04-01, 2016-03-27, 2015-10-06, 2014-04-07, 2013-04-12 and 2012-04-24), this list of Poya Day 2022 public holidays will be completed at a later date by the announcement of Sri Lanka's public holidays for the calendar year 2022 (2020-06-27, 2019-04-09, 2018-07-01, 2017-07-24, 2016-05-22, 2015-05-29, 2014-06-15 and 2013-07-05) and, at a yet later date, by the announcement of the list of bank holidays in Sri Lanka (2020-10-23, 2019-10-05, 2018-08-27, 2017-09-07, 2016-10-19, 2015-08-04, 2014-11-14 and 2013-10-18) for the coming year 2022.

Recall that, 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".

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