President declares Sept 11 as public holiday

Photo shows Velaanaage. The building where several government offices are located. (Sun File Photo)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared Monday, September 11, as a public holiday.

According to the official statement issued by the President’s Office, this decision was made in connection to the Presidential Elections 2023, held on September 9.

In the statement, the President noted that tasks pertaining to the electoral process were still ongoing, and that numerous officials from government offices and institutions as well as members of the public were involved.

Furthermore, he noted that the decision to make Monday a government holiday was in line with the request from the Elections Commission (EC). 

It is the norm to declare days adjacent to the voting day as holiday in order to conclude different works related to the election.