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Cabinet nods to extend retirement age

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The draft bill to be presented to the Parliament by Labour Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva.

The Cabinet approval was granted on 23.03.2021 to prepare a Bill to amend the existing minimum age limit for retirement of private sector employees.

The bill prepared accordingly has been further discussed with the participation of all relevant parties in the Committee on Study on Policy or Legal Matters Affecting the Business Sector chaired by the Prime Minister.

The bill has been prepared by including provisions to extend the retirement age to 60 years with respect to employees who have not attained the age of 52 years on the effective date of the proposed Act.

And in the case of employees aged 52 years or above on the effective date of the proposed Act, to employ them under 3 age groups up to a maximum age of 59 years.

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