Muslim employees in the Public Sector are offered a special leave facility to pursue the religious observances during the Ramazan period.
According to the Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations leave will be granted to Muslim employees during daily prayer times 3.30 to 6.00 a.m, 3.15 to 4.15 p.m, 6.00 to 7.00 p.m and 7.30 to 10.30pm. It will be effective from August 1st to the 31st. The Ministry has appealed to Employers to grant the same facility to the Private Sector as well. It is also requested to grant a special holiday on the Day of Ramazan and the payment of festival or salary advances, 14 days prior to the expiry of Ramazan period.