Thursday, 16 May 2019 06:02

May 20 a public holiday

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The government yesterday declared May 20 as a public holiday since the Vesak Full Moon Day falls on the weekend.

According to Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena, the government arrived at this decision based on the instructions given by the President and the Prime Minister.

Buddhist devotees can participate in religious activities around the country because of the additional holiday, he said.

(Daily News)

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