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Principals’ and teachers’ services declared closed services

16 January, 2022

An Extraordinary Gazette notification has been issued declaring the Sri Lanka Principals’ Service, Teacher Advisors’ Service and the Sri Lanka Teachers’ Service as Closed Services from August 30, 2021.

The Gazette notification was issued by the Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Prof. Kapila Perera on January 12. The Gazette states that the authority and provisions on appointments, promotions, disciplinary procedures, transfers and other establishment matters of each service will be the same as at present.

With regard to salaries, it said the revisions should be made in consultation with the authorities on the specific salary structures particular to each service.

“The provisions of the service minutes of each service will be applicable, until the amended service minutes are prepared and published in the Gazette in accordance with the new provisions approved by the authorities in respect of categories of service, grades and posts.”

In August last year, the Cabinet of Ministers granted approval to issue a gazette notification declaring teachers, teacher advisors and principals’ services as closed services. This had been one of the demands of the protesting teachers and principals.