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Sure, You Can be a Working Mum
by Kiyanna Staff
May 3, 2016

Here are a few more facts about maternity leave

  • The law provides for breastfeeding breaks for nursing mothers

  • Some companies provide paternity leave. Check with your company to see if paternity leave is applicable

  • The duration of maternity leave is 12 weeks (84 days) excluding weekly holidays, Poya days and statutory holidays!

  • Out of these 12 weeks, 02 weeks maternity leave is before confinement (including the day of her confinement) and 10 weeks following the day of confinement.

  • According to Maternity Benefits Ordinance, 12 weeks, inclusive of all non-working days, maternity leave is allowed. For the third and subsequent confinement, duration of maternity leave is 42 days excluding weekly holidays, Poya days and statutory holidays.

  • Under the Maternity Benefits Ordinance, 6 weeks, inclusive of all non-working days, maternity leave is allowed.

 

Source: http://www.salary.lk/home/labour-law/fact-sheets-wageindicator/working-mothers-fact-sheet

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