Mandatory retirement of government employees : A Different System for Doctors
The cabinet has decided to provide additional time for doctors’ retirement under the mandatory retirement of government employees who have completed the age of 60 by December 31st.
Cabinet Spokesman, Minister Bandula Gunawardena said that this decision was taken after considering the adverse effects that could be faced by the independent health service in Sri Lanka in a short period of time if a large number of doctors are retired at once.
Accordingly, the following method will be followed.
Retirement of doctors who have completed 63 years of age on 31st December
Retirement of doctors who have completed the age of 62 at the age of 63
Retirement of doctors who have completed the age of 61 at the age of 62
Retirement of doctors who have completed the age of 60 at the age of 61
Retirement of doctors who have reached the age of 59 at the age of 60
The minister stated that the recommended interim measures for the retirement of doctors should end on December 31, 2023, and thereafter other government officials as well as doctors should be retired on reaching the age of 60 years.