Colombo offices close Nov 19
The Government yesterday said that public offices in Colombo 1, 2, 3
and 4 will be closed on November 19 in view of President Mahinda
Rajapaksa's swearing in for the second term.
According to a Government Information Department spokesman this
decision was taken by the government to avert a possible traffic
congestion in the areas adjacent to the Presidential Secretariat where
the oath taking ceremony will take place on November 19.
Meanwhile, Labour Relations and Productivity Promotion Minister
Gamini Lokuge yesterday requested employers of private sector
establishments in Colombo 1, 2, 3 and 4 to grant leave with pay to
employees on November 19.