Today has been declared a special holiday for government offices.
The circular in this regard was issued by the Secretary of the Ministry of Public Administration last week.
The circular said the decision was reached having taken into consideration the issues in the transport system and the difficulties in maintaining office function during power cuts and tomorrow already being a holiday.
The circular also stated that the matter should not be a hindrance for the maintenance of essential government services.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has announced that all state and government-approved schools will also remain closed today.