Special Gazette on declaring supply of electricity, healthcare as essential services issued again

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification again declaring the provision of electricity and all services for the treatment of patients in hospitals, nursing homes, dispensaries and other similar institutions as essential services.

Secretary to the President Gamini Senarath has issued the Extraordinary Gazette notification by order of the President on 21 February 2022.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued the Gazette by virtue of the powers vested in him in terms of Section 2 of the Essential Public Services Act, No. 61 of 1979 declaring the supply of electricity and all service, work or labor, of any description whatsoever, necessary or required to be done in connection with the maintenance, and the reception, care feeding, and treatment, of patients in hospitals, nursing homes, dispensaries, and other similar institution as essential public service for the life of the community as it is likely to be impeded or interrupted.

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