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The government to declare a special public holiday for government institutions on September 19 on account of the royal funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration has issued a letter to the ministry secretaries and head of go vernment institutions.

The government also declared September 19, a day of mourning for Queen  Elizabeth II.


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  • S.T.Jayasinha Tuesday, 13 September 2022 09:24 AM

    Long live the queen

    Mano Tuesday, 13 September 2022 09:53 AM

    Do we give public holidays for any Sri Lankan heads of state when they die ? Do we give public holidays for any Sri Lankan Chief Priests when they die ? Do we give public holidays for any outstanding Sri Lankans who have brought fame to our country when they die ? The answer to each of the question is a big NO. So if we are giving a public holiday for the death of a British Queen then we are affirming that we are an inferior people compared to the British.

    Prasath Tuesday, 13 September 2022 10:23 AM

    @ Mano, dont know about inferior but we crashed our economy with the know it all attitude. Never mind give a public holiday any way the public sector is bloated, loss making and dosent do any productive work. Govt is just trying to be in good books wiith the British may be London can help us come out of this terrible economic situation.

    D P P Prasad Tuesday, 13 September 2022 10:51 AM

    I agree with you some extent. However all we know that we have received the number of good things because of British rulers who governed the country for more than fourteen decades. Thus the railway system, island wide road network , banking and postal system and english education are among them. Hence despite of the declaration of the government holiday we have to pay our last respect to the queen. Furthermore while we are comparing the queen with Srilankan corrupted politicians who ruined this country plunging all of us to a big anarchy.The queen deserves so as to gain our respect as l believe

    Samantha Hetti Tuesday, 13 September 2022 10:59 AM

    Unfortunately, those Lanka persons are no value after they die. The head of state, like when Gota even dies might better be forgotten about than remembered. No living past presidents of our country are thought well of. They've usually swindled or done other injustices. Their being alive means much ongoing expenses to upkeep their luxury lifestyle here too. The Chief priests have too long had electricity at lower cost than the poorest in our society. The Aloka Puja and other wasteful acts have tricked our rural people too long.

    Bev Tuesday, 13 September 2022 12:32 PM

    Because we didn't have a president until 1972 we was a commonwealth country since 1948-1972 after we was out from the commonwealth there was nothing good happened to Srilanka if we had not moved on and been with them even until the 1992 year we would have been a better country today example - Canada-Hong Kong-Newzealand

    Man Tuesday, 13 September 2022 12:33 PM

    Absolutely correct. It is ridiculous in all sense. What has she done for Sri Lanka as she became queen after the year 1948?

    Nihal Dharmatileke Tuesday, 13 September 2022 01:15 PM

    We are not good people dishonest, inconsiderate, illdisiciplin, disorderly and selfish so why should one mourn for such people their passing away is a comfort for the living than emptiness

    Chumley Pinto Tuesday, 13 September 2022 02:22 PM

    Island of holidays get another holiday It better for the calendar to indicate working days instead of holidays as there less working days than holidays.

    Selva Tuesday, 13 September 2022 02:53 PM

    The outstanding Sri lankans are your great politicians.

    PEOPLE Tuesday, 13 September 2022 04:11 PM

    Whether you like or not she is the world (Including Sri Lanka) head of state. Do not behave like a donkey.

    Lumbini Tuesday, 13 September 2022 10:48 AM

    Declaring a public holiday doesn't mean that we are inferior to anyone. It means we pay respect to the late queen. Many countries have declared such public holidays.

    Punchi Tuesday, 13 September 2022 10:49 AM

    The queen was head of a truely great civilisation and country. This is seen in the wealth and splendour of her funeral ceremonies and evidenced by the success her citizens and of our ex citizens from our failed 2500 year old existence residing in her UK

    Disgusted Tuesday, 13 September 2022 01:20 PM

    Is this really necessary? Are we under the British rule? President seems to be going a bit overboard on this.

    Mandayan Tuesday, 13 September 2022 02:24 PM

    Already country is with highest number of holidays in the world and there were many during the GotaGoGama struggle and why more?

    Cou Tuesday, 13 September 2022 02:52 PM

    Most countries have declared this day a holiday and a day of mourning. Eg Australia, Canada to name a few

    Be Fair Tuesday, 13 September 2022 03:57 PM

    I wish we were actually still under British Rule

    Cugan Tuesday, 13 September 2022 10:24 PM

    Cou Still they have parliament, but head of the state is still royal king/queen ,they had refurandom but choose their head to be

    hoodwinker Wednesday, 14 September 2022 03:53 AM

    For Ranil he thinks he is still under the rule of the Brishit Empire, wake up dude!


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