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* President declares several sectors as essential services
Tue, Jun 21, 2022, 09:09 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 21, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued an Extraordinary Gazette Notification declaring several sectors including fuel and electricity supply as essential services with effect from 20 June 2022.

The President by virtue of powers vested in him in terms of Section 2 of the Essential Public Services Act, No.61 of 1979 has issued the relevant Gazette.

Accordingly, all services connected to the supply of electricity, the supply or distribution of petroleum products and fuel and all service, work or labor, of any description whatsoever, necessary or required to be done in connection with the maintenance, and the reception, care feeding and treatment, of patients in hospitals, nursing homes, dispensaries, and other similar institution, have been declared as essential services.

The relevant gazette notification

 

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