Maternity leave period for public sector extended

Thursday, 24 June 2021 - 9:18

A decision has been taken to grant 84 days of maternity leave for trainee officers as well as other public servants recruited in 2020.

Minister of Public Services, Provincial Councils & Local Government, Janaka Bandara Tennakoon stated that previously they were given 42 days of maternity leave.

It has also been decided to remove the compulsory Tamil language examination for government officials and introduce language training courses instead.