Sri Lanka Government declare September 19 holiday and mourning day

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The Government of Sri Lanka declared a special public holiday for government institutions on September 19 on account of the royal funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration has issued a letter to the ministry secretaries and head of government institutions.

The Sri Lanka Government also declared September 19 a day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, the Head of the Commonwealth and Queen of Ceylon from 1952 to 1972, who passed away on September 08.