President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have objected to a cabinet proposal to grant employment to 7,500 GCE Advanced Level qualifiers in the state sector.
The government has submitted this proposal to the regular cabinet meeting conducted on Tuesday. The government has decided to select these youths for jobs through the National Youth Services Council.
However, the President said that it would not be appropriate when there were so many unemployed graduates in the country.
Following objections by the President, the cabinet paper was deferred for consideration later. (Kelum Bandara)