All public offices and schools in Colombo 01,02,03 and 04 will be closed on the 19th of November in view of the swearing in ceremony of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Government informed today.
Secretary Ministry of Public Administration D. Dissanayake told Daily Mirror that the Ministry have also requested the Minister of Labour to make a request from the private sector in Colombo 1, 2, 3, and 4 to close their establishments on the 19th. (YP)
wow great!!! is it poya next day/or will it rain heavily.... or will someone important die???? loads of happiness and best wishes for our future nation.... keep the schools close and keep the dhampasal open!!!
rajs Saturday, 13 November 2010 09:53 PM
i guess Taliban also closed many schools when they rule Afghanistan. I am wondering if there is any celebrations for human rights violations since there are some countries are popular for violating human rights. Or, if there is any award for human rights violaitons. May be China should lead a coalition of human right violaitons.
rqkes Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:04 AM
naduth hamuge baduth hanuge
Saurav Ganguly Saturday, 13 November 2010 07:08 AM
another apocalyptic show down by mother nature like two days back could send the entire city under water and may be it could trigger a total shut down.
Rikshow Saturday, 13 November 2010 05:37 AM
Ela Ela keep it up... we are in Colombo -03
malkanthi Saturday, 13 November 2010 04:07 AM
ya too many holidays in sri lanka. teachers are struggling to cover the syllabus, O/L exams are round the corner, the big man is not bothered.
dilan Saturday, 13 November 2010 04:03 AM
the way we improve the productivity of the nation...........................
vat hora Friday, 12 November 2010 10:37 PM
please try to move parliment and president palace from colombo to hambanthota.
anura Friday, 12 November 2010 09:30 PM
right , who care about citizens , namal is first
raymond Friday, 12 November 2010 09:07 PM
Please make November 19th a public, bank and mercantile holiday for security reasons!
Ranil Friday, 12 November 2010 08:39 PM
Colombo 5-15 and the rest of the sountry is not required to hero worship the prez, so they can go about their work as normal.
JUNIOR CITIZEN Friday, 12 November 2010 06:44 PM
undertakers will be okay
Assay Bayai! Friday, 12 November 2010 06:13 PM
There is a saying when you close 1 school u open many Prisons!!!!
nala3 Friday, 12 November 2010 04:40 PM
It is not for the people to celebrate, but to keep them indoors due to security reasons!!!
What a waste of public money for unwanted tamasa.
Dinithi Friday, 12 November 2010 03:18 PM
Saradial, what is a banana republic?
gamini Friday, 12 November 2010 01:52 PM
only possible in sri lanka and other banana republiks and dictatotships.
pandula Friday, 12 November 2010 11:57 AM
Oh He is going to eat the Rotiya cooked in January. Congratulation and Suba Angathyak for all including NR too.
Foresight Friday, 12 November 2010 01:04 PM
Must be better to keep children at home rather than force them hear this guy 'swear' out loud ;p
Nihal Friday, 12 November 2010 01:00 PM
Reputation of being the holiday paradise; this got to be maintained at any cost.
gamini Friday, 12 November 2010 12:47 PM
Wow another Holiday !! We are really going to be next to Singapore !!
Man B Friday, 12 November 2010 12:41 PM
its not a Independence day to our country. President or whoever they cant tel people to celebrate this kind of event.
the undertaker Friday, 12 November 2010 12:36 PM
JUST BECAUSE- THERE IS CEREMONY FOR SWEARING- NO SCHOOLS/NO OFFICES-STUPID GUYS-OBVIOUSLY- THE ECONOMY GOING DOWN TREND IN SRI LANKA-NO UPSTAIRS FOR THE POLITICOS
Above the crowd Friday, 12 November 2010 12:34 PM
Rain Rain go away ,come again every day !!! More holidays please.
M.H. Mohd Friday, 12 November 2010 12:25 PM
Come on........why they want to close the office & schools???
ravi Friday, 12 November 2010 12:16 PM
ohh comon.. only public offices get the fun all the time.
Saradial Friday, 12 November 2010 12:12 PM
why can't do swearing in ceremony without close Schools and Establishment? I think this is 1st time in this Banana republic of SL
spark Friday, 12 November 2010 12:10 PM
Marking another six years of pottage.
coke Friday, 12 November 2010 12:07 PM
i think this year holidays' exceeds 365 days
coke Friday, 12 November 2010 12:06 PM
land like no other
Hirantha Friday, 12 November 2010 12:01 PM
No big deal only a soow.
Aiyo Silva Friday, 12 November 2010 11:59 AM
What an absolute waste and totally inconsiderate. Let the swearing happen...who cares..Don't jeopardise the learning path of the students.
Jif Friday, 12 November 2010 11:58 AM
here we go ! another foolish decision. Swearing in ceremony at the expense of the public and the education of the children.
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