Government declares Lanka Sathosa and several other services as essential services

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The President has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification on Wednesday night (Jun 02) declaring Lanka Sathosa Limited, Co-operative Wholesale Establishment, all services and offices under the purview of Provincial Councils & all healthcare services as Essential Services.

The gazette was issued in accordance with the powers vested in the President, under the Essential Public Services Act, No. 61 of 1979, in order to continue the conduct of ordinary public life without any hindrance.

As per the Extraordinary Gazette, all services, works or labor of any description necessary or required to be carried out in connection with supply, storage, distribution and regulatory activities of food, beverages including all other essential consumable items to public which performed by Lanka Sathosa Ltd, Co-operative Wholesale Establishment, Food Commissioner Department, Department of Cooperative Development and Cooperative Societies, will become essential services.

In addition, all services, work or labor of any description to be performed by or required by all government offices under the Provincial Councils and all Services, works or labor of any description to be performed or required by in connection with health services were also declared as essential services.

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