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Ports Authority : Operations declared an essential service

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared the operation of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) an essential service.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The extraordinary gazette notification pertaining to this declaration was published by Secretary to President Dr. P.B. Jayasundera on Tuesday (17).

The order by the President was made in terms of Section 2 of the Essential Public Services Act No. 61 of 1979.

Thereby, all services, work, or labour of any description necessary or required to be done by or in connection with the SLPA established by Section 3 of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority Act No. 51 of 1979 are scheduled, according to the gazette notification.