16 March 2020 – 16 March declared a public and bank holiday to support the quarantine process

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Administration
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; New initiatives
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs

Overview: 16th of March declared as a public and bank holiday
Full details here: http://documents.gov.lk/files/egz/2020/3/2166-51_E.pdf

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Threat stated in the gazette notification