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* The Friday holiday given to government employees will be cancelled
Tue, Aug 2, 2022, 12:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 02, Colombo: The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to immediately annul the circular issued to grant state sector employees a holiday on Fridays to engage in agricultural activities.

Approval of the Cabinet of Ministers has been granted at their meeting held on 13 June 2022 not to open government offices during Fridays as a remedy since it has become difficult for the state sector employees to find transport facilities due to the existing fuel shortage as well as a remedy to the food scarcity to be experienced in the future.

Accordingly, a Public Administration circular was issued on 15 June 2022 with the instructions effective for three months.

However, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the resolution forwarded by the Prime Minister as the Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government to cancel the above circular with immediate effect.

The decision has been taken considering that the public transport is being normalized by now as well as a sufficient period has been allocated to be engaged in the preliminary activities applicable to the agricultural activities.


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