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The UNP said today that 70 per cent of the youth in Sri Lanka were anxious to leave Sri Lanka because they were frustrated with the UPFA government.    

 “Seven out of ten of youngsters want to leave the country seeking a better future in countries like Australia, Italy and Japan because the government has failed to provide a ‘Suba Anagathayak’ as promised,” UNP MP Ruwan Wijewardene told a news conference today.

He said the government should take the responsibility for losing the future generation in Sri Lanka.

He revealed that the students at Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo and Uva Wellassa Universities are facing difficulties due to the lack of proper governance.

“The Vice Chancellor had suspended some students at Sri Jayewardenepura over false allegations. About 500 students in Colombo University are not having hostel facilities and there is a shortage of lecturers at the UvaWellassa University,” he said.

He asked the Higher Education Minister to look into these issues.

UNP MP Harin Fernando said the degree holders at divisional secretariats were not appointed to positions that are in keeping with their qualifications.

“I saw some degree holders in the Badulla Divisional Secretariat roaming around the premises, and sitting under trees. They clearly did not earn a degree to distribute seeds for Rs.10,000,” he said.    

Mr. Fernando said the UNP Youth Front was hoping to establish a Youth Center to help the youth.

“We will upgrade our Youth Front office at UNP headquarters and open a centre to help the youngsters of the country because the Government is not ready to listen to their concerns. The center will be open 24 hours of the day and youngsters can contact us through E-mail, Mail and Phone,” he said.

The UNP said some 10,000 youth had attended its May Day rally in Badulla and said the party would conduct a youth uprising against the government.

He recalled the Libyan Government was also toppled by the youth in that country. (YP & LSP)
 

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  • sunilb Friday, 10 May 2013 03:52 AM

    That is a worldwide truth. Most successful are not academics.

    Manel Saturday, 11 May 2013 12:02 AM

    General Fonseka did with the help of forces.

    CEDRIC Friday, 10 May 2013 05:16 PM

    IF THERE WAS NO VISA REQUIRING BY THE FIRST
    WORLD COUNTRIES, LIKE U.S.A. BRITAIN , AUSTRALIA & CANADA , THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THIS COUNTRY WOULD HAVE MIGRATED, EXCEPT OF COURSE
    THE FILTHY POLITICIANS OF THIS BANANA REPUBLIC.

    sach Friday, 10 May 2013 02:11 PM

    but the gov did finish LTTE no?

    Lankan in oz Friday, 10 May 2013 11:34 AM

    Australia is opening no doors my friend but tightening them. even so of us already here will have to end up back in Lanka although we came through the right channels.

    Mohamed Friday, 10 May 2013 07:09 AM

    This is true. I'm an economist who don't have hopes in SL at the moment. I prefer to leave the country since economically SL is not safe anymore. Even UNP comes cannot do anything immediately. Since the mess is not only in economy every trade. To clean the mess it will take years by the time everything is over.

    Just4Justice Friday, 10 May 2013 07:07 AM

    During the UNP time the prospects aren’t good either. Good luck my fellow citizens, Long way to go. Don’t dream of a change in the near future.

    . Amila.G Friday, 10 May 2013 06:54 AM

    Twenty per cent on the streets, Ten per cent thugs behind politicians.

    VoiceofLanka Friday, 10 May 2013 06:33 AM

    Don't justify UPFA's nakedness and incapacity. Don't pass judgement on the future - JVP hasn't ruled yet!!

    VoiceofLanka Friday, 10 May 2013 06:26 AM

    Also, at least 95% of expatriates who returned in the last 2 yrs are packing up to leave, like myself.

    gObbAYA Friday, 10 May 2013 04:10 AM

    why only UNP and JVP? regime UPFA too.

    lalitha Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:00 PM

    true... 90% of young professionals try leaving the country

    lankan Friday, 10 May 2013 12:00 AM

    wt exactly preffered by most of citizens.. via DM Android App

    Had Enough Friday, 10 May 2013 12:32 AM

    Very true, If Australian doors open 75% of them will go there. rest are affliated the ruling party and get all sorts of benefits.

    Dhedude jj Thursday, 09 May 2013 11:09 PM

    UNP and JVP are no different..only thing that this gov did is finishing LTTE.had high hopes but they did nothing since then..If UNP comes to rule they`ll probably give a land for LTTE again..

    Grace Thursday, 09 May 2013 04:48 PM

    If the present law and order situation and increase of inflation continue, not only the youth but also the elderly people will run away from this country.

    Milton Thursday, 09 May 2013 03:47 PM

    youth are leaving the country because UNP said they are coming to power in 2014!!!

    kumudu Thursday, 09 May 2013 02:43 PM

    Yes. This is a fail state. Street children, early school leavers are more successful than entering a university. This is true not only now last 40 years.

    Thanveer Ashraf Thursday, 09 May 2013 02:32 PM

    Very true.. This was my reason

    ANTON Thursday, 09 May 2013 02:19 PM

    THEY ARE NOT RUNNING AWAY, YOU ALL MADE THEM RUN.

    CW Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:38 PM

    I think they all are running away from the UNP & the JVP.

    Nodrog Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:06 PM

    They're also frustrated with such a weak opposition.


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