Working Hours and Holidays in Sri Lanka: There are three laws that set the working hours, rest intervals and different types of holidays -Wages Board Ordinance of 1941, Shop and Office Employees Act of 1954, Factories Ordinance of 1950.
What are the laws in Sri Lanka relating to working hours and holidays?
There are three laws that set the working hours, rest intervals and different types of holidays. These are:
How will I know which of these laws is applicable to establishment I am working in?
What are the categories of workers in Sri Lanka?
How does the private sector engage workers?
How does the public sector engage workers?
What are the daily and weekly working hours? When does the overtime start and what is rate of overtime?
Wages Board Ordinance:
The Shop and Office Employees Act
Factories Ordinance Section 67 – the work of women and young persons:
What are the rules for night work for women?
As per the Factories Ordinance, while women can be employed in a factory and permitted to work throughout the night:
What are the holidays workers are entitled to have?
According to Section 73 of the Factories Ordinance:
As per Sub Section 5 of the Shop and Office Employees Act
What are my holiday and leave entitlements?
|Casual Leave||Sick Leave||Annual Leave||Public Holidays||Maternity Leave||Poya Holidays|
|half day per month or One day every two months in the first year of employment.||Seven days for each year of employment||No entitlement in the first year of service||8 Public holidays per year,||84 working days for the first and second child births.||Each Full moon Poya day is considered a holiday.|
|1. National Day|
|3. The day previous to the Sinhala Tamil new year day.|
|7 days from the second year of employment.||The leave earned according to the period of service can be obtained (maximum – 14)||4. The Sinhala Tamil new year day.||42 days for the third and succeeding child births.||–|
|–||In the succeeding years earned leave of 14 days.||5. May day.||–||–|
|–||–||6. The day following Vesak Poya day.||–||–|
|–||–||7. Holy Prophet’s Mohammed’s Birthday.||–||–|
|–||–||8. Christmas Day.||–||–|
Reference : https://salary.lk/home/labour-law/leave-and-holidays/working-hours-and-holidays
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