Number of services further declared as essential services
Services provided by any Public Corporation, Government Department, Local Authority, Co-operative Society or any of its branches providing the services mentioned in the given schedule have been declared as essential services.
The Extraordinary Gazette was issued by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday (20).
The Gazette states services by these institutions are essential for the conduct of ordinary public life and considering the possibility of any hindrances in the provision of such services and taking into account the facts mentioned in the guidelines issued by the Director General of Health Services on COVID-19 prevention.
According to Section 2 of the Essential Public Services Act, No.61 of 1979, following sectors have been declared as essential services: