April 15th a public holiday

11 April 2016 09:54 am - 21     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena has declared April 15th Friday as national holiday due to the Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations which falls on April 13 and 14.


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  • BUSHEL Monday, 11 April 2016 04:42 PM

    So reopening for one day is a loss? Okay, now everyone get reopen on Sunday & make a profit.

    mifras Monday, 11 April 2016 06:07 PM

    wow sl government knows the feeling of the people.Its a loss to the corporate world but its needed for the people.life is not all about work work work its happy life within a family.So coporate world please shut down for 5 days.

    Charles Monday, 11 April 2016 06:23 PM

    Dear Sri Lanka, As an intern from the UK currently working out in Sri Lanka for 14 months....I have to say I love this place :-) :-)Friday?...Holiday!Full moon?....Holiday!Someones Birthday?....Holiday!Special Occasion?...Holiday!Thanks for an awesome year :-)

    wewa hem Thursday, 14 April 2016 09:15 AM

    please make it a commercial and bank holiday too other wise only the public servants and schools will get and the private sector will stuff their workers including the free trade zone workers. please sir when ever youll are doing any thing do not leave holes for crooks to exploit.thank you for making 15th a holiday

    wewa hem Thursday, 14 April 2016 09:18 AM

    please be kind go go back soon to you countryWe have not been born to work work and work for some bug...r to exploit us and get work 24/7.go to UK my friend and you will be asking same facilities from that government and try to find labor laws there.

    wewa hem Thursday, 14 April 2016 09:24 AM

    enjoy the thing what you have got. your family is utmost than your job. so enjoy with your family and relations to the hilt.anyway you will be working 5 days and your employer get the maximum from your but for the money he pays you.are youll going to live for 100 years to make the world prosperous. No. so it is better to enjoy every time and work hard and honestly when you work.

    Pauvya Varatharajen Monday, 11 April 2016 07:54 PM

    Is it a bank holiday as well?

    gemiya Monday, 11 April 2016 10:11 AM

    Can't you fix yearly calendar at the beginning of the year? Regardless of politics, really funny to see the way this happens just before New year.

    Gihantha Monday, 11 April 2016 10:34 AM

    Is it a bank holiday??

    Holidays Monday, 11 April 2016 10:49 AM

    Yes, as Gemiya said planning is an essential ingredients in all aspects.

    Jack Monday, 11 April 2016 11:20 AM

    You kidding me more holidays. Like we dont have enough holidays already. Wake up people we are in debt.

    ANTON Monday, 11 April 2016 11:21 AM


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    srilankan Monday, 11 April 2016 12:00 PM

    in deed its a happy news for many, extra holidays, extra fun.... but a country trying to come out of debt and develop the economy its a hit on the productivity of the workforce. late Indian president Abdul Kalam said "Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended" but if we keep giving holidays like this... dreams will only be dreams..

    Gobson Monday, 11 April 2016 12:31 PM

    Brilliant...Absolutely stunning... We are just one step closer to being the Business Hub of Asia..

    Sri Wickrama Monday, 11 April 2016 12:58 PM

    5 days as holidays at a stretch is not healthy for our economy.

    AS Tuesday, 12 April 2016 08:24 AM

    its not a Bank or Mercantile Holiday? So, government only looks after government servants?

    suniml de silva Monday, 11 April 2016 01:21 PM

    no wonder country has gone bankrupt

    Mahesh Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:07 AM

    Is it applicable to mercantile sector also ?

    Chandu Monday, 11 April 2016 03:27 PM

    Is the govt. trying to be popular?

    Deepika Monday, 11 April 2016 03:49 PM

    Is it a bank holiday?

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