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May Day celebrations moved to May 7

 

The May Day celebrations will be moved from May 1 to May 7, said the Prime Minister today.

The Prime Minister made this statement at a meeting held with the Government agents at the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA).

“This decision was made to avoid the celebrations coinciding with the Vesak full moon Poya day which falls on April 29 upon the request of the Mahanayake Theros,” said the Prime Minister.

The holiday too will be postponed to May 7.   


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When JR’s Govt. tried to do the same, the working class defied the order and unfortunately ended up in the death of two workmen. I, as a person who worked fulltime at the Havelock Town Office, to bring about the change in 2015 Jan, hope, prey and expect that our President MS will not do the same mistake that JR did 4 decades ago. We will celebrate May day on May 1st and on no other day. Let the workers of the nation unite!

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