Retirement age for medical officers extended to 63

The retirement age for medical officers has been extended to 63 through a gazette notification issued by the Minister of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government.

Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon  issued the gazette notice amending the age limit for compulsory retirement of medical officers in the public service will from 61 to 63.

“The compulsory retirement age for medical officers of all grades in the public service will be extended to 63 years,” the gazette notice said.

The new retirement age is with effect from 20.04.2021. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Absolute joke ! Most of these doctors would be at the peak of their experience when compelled to retire. A ludicrous situation to be in, considering, most of them would have been in their thirties when fully qualified. What a waste of talent.


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