All private institutions had agreed to recommence their operations from next week following a discussion with Skills Development, Employment, and Labour Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena today.
The discussion was held at the Labour Ministry with the participation of the members of the special Trilateral Task Force which was appointed by the Minister for the protection of the workplaces in the country.
During the discussion, Task Force had agreed to re-open every private-sector operation while giving priority to the COVID-19 epidemic preventive measures introduced by the Government.
During the discussion, Minister Gunawardena explained that the Government's policy is to ensure the job security of all employees.
He said it has been decided not to remove any private sector employee from their jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The Task Force agreed to maintain social distancing and to continue duties based on a shift basis. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)