20,000 graduates to get jobs soon: PM

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The reconciliation process would have to move on a slow pace as it would have to look at many aspects, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said at the opening ceremony of the new Municipal Council Building in Eravur today.

"Our journey towards national reconciliation is slow. It is slow as we have to think of all relevant aspects," he said.

The Premier recalled that a Unity Government was formed together with President Maithripala Sirisena to bring about national reconciliation, which did not come with the war victory.

Mr. Wickremesinghe said he and the Chief Ministers of the North and the East had already discussed unemployment issues in the two Provinces.

He said that around 20,000 graduates in the North and the East would be given employment in the coming days.

"In addition there will be tremendous opportunities in the East. Both India and Japan are interested in developing the Trincomalee Port and developing an Industrial Development Zone in the District.

“The Government will also invest some funds in the Trincomalee Port Development Project," he said.

He said a company would take over the Mattala Airport before the end of the year.

He said the development projects, which will take place in the South, will flow towards the Eastern City of Ampara as well.

"Development will be brought to Batticaloa as well. The domestic airport in Batticaloa has already been developed. A number of other development projects will be implemented in the area as well as tourism projects. We are looking for lands in the Batticaloa District currently," he added. (Yohan Perera in Eravur)

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  • Citizen Monday, 21 August 2017 11:12 AM

    And what happened to the Volkswagon plant?

    Dickie bird Monday, 21 August 2017 07:55 PM

    What happened to the 1m jobs??

    Abey Monday, 21 August 2017 08:36 PM

    Well good!. What about those who did not get the Z-score to attend Uni. What about those who did not get to even A-level. Uni grads supposed to be the intelligent lot and tax payers money is spent on their education. Then they leave for foreign jobs specially Doctors, engineers etc. Other want the govt to look after them for as long as they live, even long after that passed away as the spouse get the pension. Well what about those who are not so bright who did not get the Z score and A- levels. Tho Govt charge them to be trained in even craftsman courses but unlike the so called graduates the 'arts' kind there is a huge shortage of craftsmen in the country.Not only the Govt even the JVP want to give everything to the graduates. No one wants to help those who are not very intelligent. We have a great whats in it for me society where only those who has power gets every thing.

    The Undertaker Tuesday, 22 August 2017 12:05 PM

    What a country we live in. The government has to give free medicine, free education, free uniforms and give them jobs as well. What about giving money for their marriages as well.


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