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Friday, 04 October 2019 - 8:07
Gazette notification issued declaring railways an essential service
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President Maithripala Sirisena issuing an Extraordinary Gazette notification has proclaimed Sri Lanka's railway service as an essential service from last night.

The President, considering that that the services provided by Department of Railways is "essential to the life of the community and is likely to be impeded or interrupted," declared the specified services to be an Essential Public Service.

Accordingly, all public transport services for passengers or goods, Services of any description whatsoever necessary or required to be handled by the Department of Railways including the transport services by rail and railway lines, their maintenance and provision of proper security measures, signalling systems and their operation, issuance of tickets that are essential for the efficient and uninterrupted operation of the services and all work and supply of labor of any description required for the maintenance of the aforesaid services should be carried out efficiently and continuously.
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