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The government has accepted as a policy that the age limit of service for public servants as 60 years and there will be no extensions after that, Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister John Seneviratne said today.

Addressing a news briefing at his ministry, Minister Seneviratne said earlier the public servants should have retired at the age of 55 and apply for extension of service annually for another two or three years. 

“The policy of the government hereafter would be that public servants are eligible to serve until the age of 57 and can apply for annual extensions up to 60. There will be no extensions after that,” he added.

However, this policy will not apply to Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court judges and Magistrates. Age limit of retirement for them would be 65, 63 and 61 years respectively. (SAJ)

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  • manjula jayawardana Wednesday, 12 January 2011 12:46 PM

    good...but how about those parliament members

    Ranjitha Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:28 AM

    I too agree on this suggestion.

    mudiyanse Wednesday, 12 January 2011 01:11 PM

    I think the government must increase the retirement age to 60 from 57 straight away . if any body willing to retire after 57 should be allowed to do so voluntarily . what is happening now is ,those who are nearing 57 are having very nervous time when they apply for the extension every year . This condition is neither good for the officer nor the organization .
    Some times even for a good officer extensions are denied for political reasons or for not helping corrupt practices of the management

    selva Wednesday, 12 January 2011 01:27 PM

    This should apply for ambassadors. Kohona is 64 years and playing fun in New York. There are many other Ambassadors over 60 years. Why this doesnot apply for them?

    meranchi Wednesday, 12 January 2011 01:54 PM

    give chance for new generation most of the educated people job less age limit must be 55years is better

    Razor Blade Wednesday, 12 January 2011 02:39 PM

    If this is applicable to Parliament, we don't get to see more than 50 MP's in & the rest resting.

    weerasuriya Wednesday, 12 January 2011 02:50 PM

    Is this rule applicable for Politicians too??????

    Truth Exposed Wednesday, 12 January 2011 08:46 AM

    MOST WELCOME IF IT IS APPLICABLE TO ALL MPs AND MINISTERS AS WELL.

    malkanthi Wednesday, 12 January 2011 08:48 AM

    Why not make this applicable to politicians as well?

    Naleen Pradeep Wednesday, 12 January 2011 08:48 AM

    Not only Public Servants, but also politicians

    ajith Thursday, 13 January 2011 05:00 AM

    Age is not a barrier.
    It is the WISDOM that matters.

    ashan Wednesday, 12 January 2011 08:54 AM

    My gosh... it is a mistake, How many ministers will have to go home.. Does it mean that we will see a new prime minister?

    Serenity Wednesday, 12 January 2011 08:59 AM

    Shouldn't this apply to politicians as well?

    Loki Wednesday, 12 January 2011 09:00 AM

    Including parlimenterians?

    Ossan Salam - Doha Wednesday, 12 January 2011 09:00 AM

    Will this regulation is valid only for public servants?......what about politicians... aren't they public servants?

    Dutugemunu1 Wednesday, 12 January 2011 09:01 AM

    Already there are number of government officers in the service exceeding 60 years.

    Ezhilini Wednesday, 12 January 2011 09:03 AM

    Not applicable for Rajapakshe family.

    Hashim Wednesday, 12 January 2011 09:13 AM

    Hope they wont make any senior position for that also

    Hareesz Wednesday, 12 January 2011 09:32 AM

    Howabout the Senior Ministers

    marcus fernando Thursday, 13 January 2011 05:37 AM

    politicians too are public servants, they are entitle for pensions too. thus they cannot engage in politics after sixty years.

    Konde bendapu china Wednesday, 12 January 2011 09:49 AM

    ane pauuu ape seeyala tika

    rizvi Wednesday, 12 January 2011 09:48 AM

    thank god.. now atleast some officers who are the helm can go home. See these officers who are at this age limits are people from the days of communism and their frame of mind is not always centered towards to an open market. thank god

    Vernon Wednesday, 12 January 2011 09:52 AM

    What is the use. They will extend the period of whom they want by a Cabinet Paper, which is normally practiced

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 12 January 2011 10:02 AM

    How about applying this rule to the so called "senior ministers" as well.

    Fair N Square Wednesday, 12 January 2011 10:04 AM

    if thats the case we might have to have a new president also... They should include in the constitution that Even President, Prime Minister and all politicians on reaching 60 should resign and make way for the next in line....

    They make decisions, sometimes not practical and the repercussions are passed down generations.

    Infuse new blood for the betterment of the country....

    lankaputha Wednesday, 12 January 2011 10:12 AM

    Is this Age discrimination.. I think the best way to do this is, by asking them to sit for physical fitness test, and a mental stability test before extending the service. If the horse can run and win the races, why bother about the teeth or the age.

    malkanthi Wednesday, 12 January 2011 10:25 AM

    Man mohan singh is 80 years old, still batting, no complaints.

    Jayasiri Wednesday, 12 January 2011 10:29 AM

    Aren't politicians public servants? Then they must go too!

    ashanthi Wednesday, 12 January 2011 11:06 AM

    no public are the servants for politicians,,,,after all do u think they are giving any service to public,,,,

    Fayad Wednesday, 12 January 2011 11:16 AM

    very true


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