President declares power, fuel, and health essential services

President declares power, fuel, and health essential services

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) – President Ranil Wickremesinghe has issued an Extraordinary Gazette Notification declaring services of three sectors essential public services.

The Gazette was issued under powers vested in him in terms of Section 2 of the Essential Public Services Act, No.61 of 1979.

Accordingly, all services connected to the supply of electricity, the supply or distribution of petroleum products and fuel, and all service, work or labour, 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 have been declared essential services.

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