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President declares May 7 as May Day

President Maithripala Sirisena today declared May 7 as the May Day and announced May 7 as a public and mercantile holiday, President's Media Division said.

They said the President made this announcement during a meeting
held with the Heads of Media institutions at the President's house this morning.

The President advised not to have political rallies and processions on May 1 because of Vesak celebrations, they said.