Schools and Government offices in Colombo 1, 2, 3, and 4 areas will be kept closed next Friday, the day in which the President will be assuming his second term of office. The Public Sector has also been requested to grant leave.
The inauguration of the President’s second term of office is due to take place near the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. The Government has decided to close down public offices and schools within Colombo 1, 2, 3 and 4 taking into consideration the road obstructions that could be experienced on this particular day. The Minister of Labour Relations and Productivity Promotion has called on Private Sector employers also to follow suit, and grant their employees paid leave next Friday.