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An extraordinary gazette was issued today declaring the services of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) as essential services.

The gazette signed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was issued by President’s Secretary.

He states that all services, work or labour of any description necessary or required to be done by or in connection with the SLPA would be declared as essential services.

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  • FF Saturday, 30 January 2021 11:40 PM


    Thittawala Saturday, 30 January 2021 11:59 PM

    Service is essential but the strategic assets itself is dispensable for a kick back from Adani! What kind of criminal thinking is this?

    Minato Sunday, 31 January 2021 12:26 AM

    The red tread has bit a blank wall?

    Mark MyWord Sunday, 31 January 2021 12:26 AM

    Good move Mr President, never give in to those rowdy trade union goons like previous governments did, It will only push the country backwards.

    Sunil Sunday, 31 January 2021 10:27 AM

    Start of a Mardanaya?. Wrong doing of govt

    Siribiris Sunday, 31 January 2021 10:33 AM

    Thanks sar.

    Kumaran,Wattala Sunday, 31 January 2021 11:56 AM

    Very good. Let the law makers make the decisions and rule the country. Not the trade unions.

    Alex Sunday, 31 January 2021 12:13 PM

    I'm unable to positively state that this move is incorrect due to lots of speculation, BUT Shud you not be taking action against your own Alliance Partners for supporting the Trade Union stance... ??? Aren't they also adding muscle to the Trade Unions??

    Joshua Sunday, 31 January 2021 01:22 PM

    Who cares about these Gazettes? Believe me nothing will happen and the strike and go slow will go on....

    Prof Jey R Sunday, 31 January 2021 05:20 PM

    Good Job.. don't let News Channels or Trade Unions to rule the National... People have voted for President so he can take strong decisions..

    Grace Sunday, 31 January 2021 07:29 PM

    Very soon all state services will become essential services. Beginning of the end of democracy in the country. Only save us.

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