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The Labour Ministry yesterday requested the private sector, government corporations and statutory boards to grant a holiday on Monday, April 15 for their employees, as it had already been declared a public holiday.

A statement signed by Minister Gamini Lokuge said, “The Government has declared Monday, the 15th of April 2013 as a Public Holiday on behalf of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

Accordingly, employers are kindly requested to grant a holiday for all employees in Government Corporations, Statutory Boards and the private sector on Monday, the 15th of April 2013.”

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  • mohamed asfar Thursday, 11 April 2013 07:45 AM

    enjoy........................

    A.Abiramy Monday, 15 April 2013 04:29 AM

    Has the private sector agreed to declare Monday as a holiday? This is not Clare

    manpei Friday, 12 April 2013 04:34 AM

    Slavery. With so many public holidays plus annual leave employees are entitled to it's a wonder how and Srinlankan businesses run.

    Ceylon Friday, 12 April 2013 01:09 AM

    How many production days do Sri Lanka has for a year? Is it a mystery why our cost of living so so high?

    chintha Friday, 12 April 2013 12:44 AM

    Wow, It seems many commentators on this post are Typical Employers! A generation evolved from Slavery!

    chintha Friday, 12 April 2013 12:38 AM

    How miserable your boss is! Company and employees should always be flexible to each others.. and should respect employee cultural values!

    singing fish Thursday, 11 April 2013 04:12 PM

    Devan, buddhism is the reformed form of hindusiam so both sinhalese and tamils celebrate the new year in which date thesun moves from meena rasi to mesha rasi.

    Observer Thursday, 11 April 2013 02:52 PM

    Might as well.......make every day a holiday!

    Road Runner Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:15 PM

    Employers are ready to grant holiday without pay.

    Premalal Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:05 PM

    There is something called "Production" my friend. It can go on even if Banks and state are closed. Remember there are some which can never close. Hospitals, Air Ports & Ports Etc.

    mail_guy Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:03 PM

    If any holiday comes in any weekend then the the very next weekday or rather Monday must be declared as holiday. # Miracle of Sri Lanka's 3589 th rule.

    Che Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:00 AM

    anyways the whole country comes to a standstill in April..people wont be back to work mode till the 20th via DM Android App

    Pasel Thursday, 11 April 2013 07:08 AM

    S.L government is inventing the wheel again

    MayIwin Silva Thursday, 11 April 2013 05:03 AM

    I remember once my Boss of a Private Company told us "we are not a charity service provider to grant a holiday as the government declared".

    Pluto Thursday, 11 April 2013 04:59 AM

    "Think what you can do for the country and not what the country can do for you. "

    President John Kennedy

    Shameel Thursday, 11 April 2013 04:54 AM

    I second it....

    Premalal Thursday, 11 April 2013 04:33 AM

    Make everyday a holiday.

    meenavan Thursday, 11 April 2013 03:21 AM

    Nava Gilunoth Ban Choon.......Most number of holidays in the world.. miracle in universe

    Jagath Leanage Thursday, 11 April 2013 02:14 AM

    If Banks and Public Sector closed on 15th, what is the purpose of having Mercantile sector opened on Monday?

    Pluto Thursday, 11 April 2013 02:10 AM

    With the current state of the economy may I suggest a holiday from "Monday to Friday" every week.

    devan Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:00 AM

    How come Sinhalese celebrate new year any history for this?

    Felix Thursday, 11 April 2013 01:31 AM

    Because New year holiday falls on Saturday and Sunday all employees in the private sector are entitled to one and a hald days holiday anyway.


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