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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today made a stop to talk to the graduates who were protesting outside the Presidential Secretariat, Colombo and assured that they would be given jobs.

The graduates launched a protest urging the government to award them with employment opportunities in the state sector.

President Rajapaksa who was leaving the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon told the driver to stop and he spoke to the protesters.

Some of them said they have not been given employment opportunities during the previous government’s tenure while others said they have been denied jobs because they are aged over 45.

Responding to the graduates, the President said, “The Cabinet today approved to absorb 10,000 more graduates to the government sector. Jobs will be given to all. You should go home without getting exposed to the sun.”

Meanwhile, Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella told the Daily Mirror that the Cabinet approved to recruit 10,000 more graduates to the state sector. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 


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  • A citizen of Mihinlanthaya Wednesday, 19 August 2020 03:53 PM

    How to pay salaries and pensions to these people?

    Ups Friday, 21 August 2020 02:55 PM

    By stopping unethical pension for former parliamentarians

    Sampath Parakrama Wednesday, 19 August 2020 04:33 PM

    Its very good decision , but they should have some jobe role in government sector . Most of government officers not giving good service to the ppeople. There should be some system to take there maximum strength to Improve GDP.

    lord pakeer Wednesday, 19 August 2020 04:35 PM

    wow! no comments from the usual suspects!!!

    mohan silva Wednesday, 19 August 2020 05:08 PM

    at this rate we all will be working in the state sector

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 19 August 2020 05:40 PM

    No problem. The Central Bank will print some more rupees.


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