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Sri Lankan 2022 Public Holidays Announced

Source: The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Posted: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: June 16, 2022

The Ministry of Public Administration, Horne Affairs and Provincial Councils and Local Government of Sri Lanka has published the Extraordinary Gazette No. 2235/33 in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", signed by the State Minister of Home Affairs of Sri Lanka, Chamal Rajapaksa, which lists the official Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2022.

As usual, the aforementioned announcement does not list any bank holidays, as these are usually declared separately from public holidays and full Moon Poya days (2020-10-23, 2019-10-05, 2019-04-09, 2018-08-27, 2017-09-07, 2017-07-24, 2017-04-01, 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), despite the fact that the aforementioned gazette entry reads as "By virtue of the powers vested in me by Section 4 of the Holidays Act, No. 29 of 1971, I, Chamal Rajapaksa, State Minister of Home Affairs, do by this order determine that for the purpose of this Act, the days specified in the Schedule hereto shall be the Public and Bank Holidays for the Year 2022".

Today's annual Gazette publication (2020-06-27, 2019-06-10 and 2018-07-01) confirms all of the dates listed in the recently-released list of Sri Lankan Poya Days in 2022 (2021-05-16), which, once again (2020-06-09 and 2019-04-09), did not contain any oddities such as were present in the list of 2018 Poya Days (2017-07-25 and 2017-04-01) which listed the Vesak Full Moon Poya day in April, rather than in May (2016-03-27, 2015-03-16, 2014-04-07, 2013-04-12).

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