Request to recognise as essential services

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The Commissioner General of Essential Services, K.D.S. Ruwanchandra has requested District Secretaries to identify health sector vehicles and school vans as essential services.

 The Commissioner General has titled the letter ‘making suitable arrangements for people with special requirements to obtain essential services’. He states, “Given the current state of the country, people with special requirements are experiencing extreme inconvenience because they have to wait in long queues to obtain essentials.

“Therefore, a mechanism should be established to prioritise people with special requirements, such as vehicles related to the health sector and transporting schoolchildren,” the letter stated.  (TR)