President His Excellency Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification making the Sri Lanka Ports Authority an essential service with effect from 30 December 2020.

This Extraordinary Gazette Notification has been issued under the Essential Public Services Act No. 61 of 1979 considering that Sri Lanka Ports Authority is “essential to the life of the community” and is likely to be impeded or interrupted, and hence all services, work or labour of any description necessary or required to be done by or in connection with the Sri Lanka Ports Authority services have been declared as an essential public service.