(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The government has decided to call all public servants to work as usual from Monday (March 08).
A special circular in this regard was issued last Friday (March 05) and was signed by the Secretary to the Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government, JJ Ratnasiri.
According to the Ministry of Public Administration, the decision has been taken as the time has come to restore the country by maintaining proper public services.
The circular issued to Secretaries to Ministries, Secretaries to State Ministries, Chief Secretaries of Provinces, Heads of Departments, District Secretaries/Government Agents, Divisional Secretaries, and Heads of State Corporations, and Statutory Boards says “Action should be taken to call all the officers of Public Sector for the Service to be effective from 08.03.2021 in order to ensure the delivery of all other Public Services also without any interruption concurrently to the programmes implemented by the Government to avoid the spread of COVID -19.”
Heads of Institutions are entrusted with the responsibility in the delivery of services avoiding the spread of COVID-19 among the staff of the institution as well as the recipients whilst ensuring that the health instructions are properly followed.