The Government has cancelled the Public and Bank Holiday falling on May 1, 2018. This has been done due to the Vesak Week being held from April 26 to May 2.
The relevant Gazzette notification has been issued by Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena by virtue of the power vested in him under the Holidays Act, No. 29 of 1971.
The government has declared Monday, May 7 as a Public and Bank Holiday to celebrate International Labour Day.