July 15, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken a decision to allow public sector employees to work without service extensions up to 60 years of age.
Currently the retirement age for public sector employees is 55 years but they are allowed to extend it to 60 years of age on request. However, after 57 years of age the employees are required to request annual extensions.
Under the proposed scheme, the public servants can work until 60 years of age without requesting for extensions, government sources say.
The retirement age of the public employees remains unchanged at 55 and they can retire at that age if desired.
The government however has not decided to change the retirement age to 60 years despite the requests to do so.