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The Labour and Labour Relations Minister Gamini Lokuge today said the  government had decided to declare Monday (7) a public and special bank holiday on account of the Wesak festival falling on Saturday and Sunday

Minister Lokuge requested the employers of the private and semi government sector to extend this privilege to their employees as well.

  Comments - 32

  • Mervyhn Szilvah Friday, 04 May 2012 02:49 AM

    Rock on while the ship goes down.

    Nodrog Thursday, 03 May 2012 11:16 AM

    As if we don't have enough holidays already. This is why we are still 25 years behind most of the other developing 3rd world countries.

    Manel Fonseka Thursday, 03 May 2012 11:03 AM

    Oh No!

    auto Thursday, 03 May 2012 11:24 AM


    lame Thursday, 03 May 2012 11:13 AM

    so what.. is it a mercantile holiday or not? should a government request be considered as an order or not? meh..

    Rom Thursday, 03 May 2012 11:19 AM

    Add to the holidays SL have!! no worries this will not effect economy nor from other ethnicity from asking same!!!

    malkanthi Friday, 04 May 2012 05:11 AM

    There are enough dansals, so make use all three days to save some money this month.

    kondebendapucheena Thursday, 03 May 2012 11:33 AM

    Govt encourage the people not to work. We Srilnkan s enjoy most number of holidays in whole world

    Dinesh Friday, 04 May 2012 04:57 AM

    Already wated a day for MAY 1 and not another monday

    mohan Thursday, 03 May 2012 11:47 AM

    another unscheduled holidays , better check next year calender now and announce holidays before it get print

    Dinesh Friday, 04 May 2012 05:13 AM

    Who should work??

    Hafshaq Thursday, 03 May 2012 12:23 PM

    Like to enjoy the holidays but no money.

    Dinesh Friday, 04 May 2012 05:15 AM

    Better stay at home without going to work that will make you happy every day I guess .... What can I say

    net1 Thursday, 03 May 2012 12:37 PM


    Ahamed Afker Friday, 04 May 2012 10:40 AM

    SL do not have that much holidays like people said,other countries you have a month paid leave once you complete one year of work.That leave they travel other countries like SL,Malaysia etc.But during that year they work maximum whereas in SL no hard work like they do in there country.That is the differance.

    Nihu Friday, 04 May 2012 05:05 AM

    Too much of holidays - please of stop those unnecessary holidays!!

    balu Thursday, 03 May 2012 12:36 PM

    then do something about it without blaming others or economy. u can t sleep & earn money

    xlntgson Saturday, 05 May 2012 10:40 AM

    Sudden decision! What planning is this?

    aj Thursday, 03 May 2012 12:52 PM

    Holiday Chintana

    udaya Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:14 PM

    Do the 8 hours work effectively thats more then enough to develop the cuntry.

    zorro Friday, 04 May 2012 11:53 AM

    just only around 250 Million US$ less GDP from the total of only 59 Billion US$. No matter!

    Working people of SL Friday, 04 May 2012 11:22 AM

    yeah right !!! can you send your servant to my place

    Fusion Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:43 PM

    Well, SL is simply unbeatable when it comes to number of holidays. We are the world champions! By the way, Govt should remove all poya holidays except for Wesak & Poson. All religious holidays should be limited to 2 each.

    Ray Silva Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:34 PM

    How come he Just Found out that the Vesek falling on a Saturday and a working day, 2 days later has to be declared a holiday in order to celebrate it properly.

    Nelani Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:16 PM

    Travel expenses are saved– can spend the money for the family to be happy for a day.... Thanking God in advance for some more holidays to be happy with family......

    Rajiv Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:12 PM

    Holiday Holiday We are 30 days full of Holiday and then expect the Salaries and Banks want their OD's settled while they have holiday Holiday. Hura, We are the Champions

    Siyathu Thursday, 03 May 2012 03:00 PM

    Need to stock up on the essential liquids.

    ULM ali Thursday, 03 May 2012 02:58 PM

    Too many holidays, i do n't think so other countries like these holidays.

    shanthamadawels Thursday, 03 May 2012 03:11 PM

    Vesak is only for Govt. Workers, not for Pvt. Co. Workers....

    hansan Friday, 04 May 2012 12:33 PM

    President declaer holidays. Who the hell is this temparary Minister todo Bosses Job. After the reshaffel he will have permenant Holiday for making the Country not Work for Chithanaya.

    Mifaz Friday, 04 May 2012 07:16 AM

    You should work to earn money

    Lanka Thursday, 03 May 2012 11:05 PM

    This is how we became "Wonder Of Asia".

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