Fridays declared holiday for non-essential public sector | Daily News

Fridays declared holiday for non-essential public sector

Three months duration, employees urged to cultivate :

The Government has decided to close all government institutions except agencies providing essential services such as water, electricity, health, defence, education, transport, port and air services on Fridays for the next three months.

It will also encourage and provide necessary facilities to public officials to engage in agriculture and cultivation during their days of leave.

The current shortage of fuel has disrupted passenger transport, making it difficult for public sector workers to access their own transportation. Due to this situation, it seems appropriate to grant government officials leave for one (01) working day of the week and provide them with the necessary facilities to engage in agricultural activities in their backyards or elsewhere as a solution to the food shortage that is expected to occur in the future.

Therefore the Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal presented by the Public Administration, Home Affairs and Provincial Council Minister to close all government institutions except agencies providing essential services such as water, electricity, health, defense, education, transport, port and air services on Fridays for the next three months.


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