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A special Gazette notification (2336/78) has been issued declaring several services as essential public services.

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

The Gazette notification and the declarations therein came into effect from yesterday (June 17). (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)


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  • DOT Sunday, 18 June 2023 02:17 PM

    I do not understand these words ; Essential Services ; Work to Rule....

    cdd Monday, 19 June 2023 09:16 AM

    Essential service for me.. Air conditions , unlimited petrol or diesel , ham bacon , cheese , chicken, vigor etc. YRTB my dear president.

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Sunday, 18 June 2023 04:10 PM

    This is commendable, simce maintenance of essential services is part of human life, no one should be permitted to disruption normal life of people.

    Sam Silva Monday, 19 June 2023 01:58 AM

    Guess you are not living here. We don't have normal life here except for the rich and influentials.

    Jude Sunday, 18 June 2023 11:25 PM

    No use of making gazzett notifications and making some services essential, the rule for essential service is, the employees get additional amount of salaries and wages as these workers giving up their rights to strike, yeah.

    Jayantha Monday, 19 June 2023 01:24 AM

    Lol. Can issue useless gazettes like this but no gazette issue to save time and money of people. Why cannot a gazette be issued extending temporary driving license sheet for say 5 years until a card is issued. Also extend the existing expiring cards by 7 more yeara so no card has to be printed again and waste recources.

    Sam Silva Monday, 19 June 2023 02:03 AM

    What about garbage pickup on time and repairing the damaged sewer pipes that is a health hazard to everyone.

    Ram Monday, 19 June 2023 02:23 AM

    Guys, This is suppression, Start working to rule to defeat the Gazette

    Kunchithapathan Monday, 19 June 2023 07:09 AM

    If government considers these departments are essential, then it is mandatory to appoint ministers and politicians heading those subject matters should be free of corruption and abuse. This is a very serious matter the government cannot take it easy. As people are closely concerned.

    Nimpere Monday, 19 June 2023 07:10 AM

    What about essential services of MPs, Ministers etc

    Terrence K Monday, 19 June 2023 08:43 AM

    Government by issuing gazettes signifies its incompetence in sorting out the many Trade Union problems which gives an indication that there maybe future demonstrations, go slows, strikes etc. Voters choose governments of their choice who can handle any situation by negotiation which should be Transparent and honouring their word without promising and not accomplishing which breaches the ethics and honesty. Govt should follow the maxim' MY WORD IS MY BOND'

    Buddhist Monday, 19 June 2023 03:13 PM

    Most of the time when Ranil has been the PM the then governments ruled under emergency. Now although no emergency is declared, declaring essential services is also a kind of emergency rule.

    Abaran Appuhamy Tuesday, 20 June 2023 10:44 AM

    Why not issue a gazette prohibiting those sentenced to jail suspended for extortion holding Ministerial office and continue to extort. Why not a gazette to put the Ganja proponent British woman behind bars for violating the Immigration ordinance and producing false documents and obtaining a Passport. Value of the gazette is if you recover the loot.


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