May 2 declared a National Day of mourning

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The government has declared Wednesday (May 2), as a national day of mourning as a mark of respect for the late Dr. Lester James Peries, the Presidential Media Unit said.

The funeral of late Dr. Peries would be held at the Independence Square tomorrow at 4 pm with full state patronage.

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  • Unchikun Wednesday, 02 May 2018 06:35 AM

    Thank God (If there is one), it is not declared a national holiday.

    Siri de Alwis Wednesday, 02 May 2018 03:27 PM

    Is it really necessary?

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