Multiple services declared as Essential Services

Multiple services declared as Essential Services

Multiple services declared as Essential Services

Written by Zulfick Farzan

02 Sep, 2021 | 12:13 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); President has declared several services as essential services under the Essential Public Services Act.

As per the Gazette Notification all services to be performed by the Ports Authority, supply and distribution of all fuels including petroleum products and liquefied petroleum, all public services rendered by the Department of Railways and the Sri Lanka Transport Board, and essential maintenance and operations to maintain those public services have been declared essential services.

Essential services include services of all field level officers including all District Secretariats, Divisional Secretariats, Grama Niladharis, Samurdhi Officers and Agriculture Officers.

According to the Gazette Notification issued by the President, All state banking and insurance services including the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, all services related to health services, services of Co-operative Wholesale Establishment have been declared essential services.

In addition, the postal service as well as the services to be rendered by all government offices under the Provincial Councils have been made essential services.

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