Sat, 29 Jan 2022 Today's Paper

Move to re-employ retired professionals: Defence Secy

22 April 2016 10:07 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The Defence Ministry has decided to re-employ technically and professionally experienced retired officers of the armed forces to address the severe shortage of officials in those categories in the government and semi-government sector, a senior official said yesterday.

Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi told the Daily Mirror that the programme was being implemented on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena and the Cabinet approval had been granted recently for the programme.

“A considerable number of officers in armed forces, who possess technical and professional qualifications and experience, retire from the service annually due to the completion of 22 years of service and with the completion of maximum period an officer can serve in a certain post. We have observed that many of these officers who engage in Engineering, Surveying, Medical service, Nursing, Supplementary and Interim Medical Services, Technology and Sports retire at the age of 42-45 years but are eligible to perform their duties with their good physical and mental conditions. As a solution to the lack of technically and professionally skilled persons in the government field the Ministry of Defence has decided to launch this project on the advice of President Sirisena,” Mr. Hettiarachchi said.

He said a database of such retired officers would be maintained by the Ministry enabling to obtain their service as and when necessary to public institutions on contractual basis.

President Sirisena in his endeavor to increase productivity in the public and semi-government sector also expects to establish a database of bilingual and trilingual resource persons and to make those details open for all government and non-government institutions and for the public to obtain their service where necessary. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  Comments - 4

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  • John Friday, 22 April 2016 10:24 AM

    A good move, BUT keep the politically motivated and suspect corrupt officers out.

    Perumal Friday, 22 April 2016 10:26 AM

    Good! good!! Gota is coming back!!!

    Lal Friday, 22 April 2016 01:09 PM

    Experiance in making people vanish!

    Premalal Friday, 22 April 2016 02:30 PM

    Either we must be having loads of money, some big shots can't find jobs or we must be preparing to invade India.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.