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Interim order issued on compulsory retirement of doctors & specialists

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The Court of Appeal has issued an interim order suspending the inclusion of doctors and specialist doctors in the gazette notification on the compulsory retirement of government sector employees.

Accordingly, the compulsory retirement age of 60 will not be enforced on doctors and specialist doctors until January 25, 2023.

The interim order was issued after taking into consideration a writ application filed by 176 specialist doctors.

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, in his capacity as the Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs Provincial Council and Local Government, issued an extraordinary gazette notification on Dec. 05, making it compulsory for public sector employees to retire by the age of 60 years.

As per the communiqué, the compulsory retirement age of government workers is slated to be effective from January 01, 2023.

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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