Hospital services, services related to fuel & electricity supply declared essential

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared all services connected to the supply of electricity, supply or distribution of petroleum products and fuel, and hospital services as essential services with effect from yesterday (20).

The declaration was made by way of an Extraordinary Gazette.

Accordingly, those services connected to the supply of electricity, the supply or distribution of petroleum products and fuel and those services related to the maintenance, reception, care feeding and treatment of patients in hospitals, nursing homes, dispensaries, and other similar institutions will be deemed as essential services.

Attached below is the relevant Gazette:

Gazette Extraordinary (20-06-2022)