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Independence Day to be named National Day

The Minister of Internal and Home Affairs and Provincial Councils and Local Government, Vajira Abeywardena stated at a media briefing that the National Independence Day will be celebrated as the National Day.

The media briefing held at the Government Information Department yesterday (23) saw the minister commenting that the 8th article of the Constitution mentions that the day is formally known as the National Day and not Day of Independence.

“Independence Day is called National Day. It is mentioned as the National Day in the Clause 8 of the Constitution, not as Freedom Day. Do not make a big problem out of this. According to clause 8 of the Constitution, this is correct,” the Minister was quoted as saying and further stated that the day will be celebrated accordingly.