Supply of Electricity and fuel, and health services are gazetted as essential services

00:00 Dec 3 2022 President Office Sri Lanka

On 3rd of December, the President issued a gazette notification declaring all services connected to the supply of electricity, the supply or distribution of petroleum products and fuel, and all services linked to hospitals, nursing homes, dispensaries, and other similar institutions as essential services. Declaration as essential services has been historically used to prevent trade union actions as it is used as a tactic for retribution of workers who get involved in trade union actions.
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