Responding to a video showing Minister Sajith Premadasa providing jobs reportedly to those who worked for him at last year's general election, he said today he was providing a few jobs in the private sector to resolve huge unemployment in Hambantota.
In a post on his official Facebook Page, the housing minister said the unemployment issue in Hambantota was not solved in spite of the port and airport projects, which had failed to generate jobs.
He said he expressed his love to all those who were assassinating his character and attempting to malign his name by using the leaked video.
“Those employers insist that security personnel have to possess a reasonable height but the labour grade does not specify such a stipulation. This is what I was explaining. This is the truth and as usual many want to make a mountain out of a molehill. It's sad,” he said.
Compared to MR this is nothing, he did not make them chairman in every government Organisation.
Leo Wednesday, 19 October 2016 08:06 AM
Those who are unqualified to get jobs in the private sector will be the ones finding fault with this. via DM Android App
Dhanu Wednesday, 19 October 2016 08:08 AM
Most definitely you would leave a complete different comment if this was done by a member of JO
Hiran Wednesday, 19 October 2016 08:12 AM
Mr. Sajith, the truth is out there with evidence. Providing jobs is a good deed, but providing jobs ONLY to your party loyalists is immoral and unethical. This is not what people expected from Yahapalana. Therefore, admit the mistake made, apologise for the mistake and change your practices.
kaboos Wednesday, 19 October 2016 08:52 AM
the people throw stones at you and convert them into milestone
Jude Wednesday, 19 October 2016 08:58 AM
Sajith, dogs bark at mountain!! But the mountain don't collapse!!!?? Remember, there's always lot of people there to criticize and scrutinize every move you make!!!?? Moreover, you selected to serve the people of Hambantota!! You continue your good work!!!
S.P.RAMKUMAR Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:27 AM
All Parliamentarians must follow Mr. Sajith Premadasa. Well done,
Karigalan Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:40 AM
I dont have any bad opinion about SajithBut i feel sorry for us (public) to beg for job and get treated like slaves.One day we all should live with dignity in SL
lankan Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:52 AM
He is not suitable for the future president of Sri Lanka.
Saman Wednesday, 19 October 2016 07:55 AM
This is all due to MR, people did not have way to find their living during MR time. UNP has to resolve all these issues now.well done SP. you are gift for our mother lanka, with your leadership we will be go pass other nations very soon
Banda Wednesday, 19 October 2016 09:56 AM
Who ever gets a job will feed a family. Hope others will follow.
Nero Wednesday, 19 October 2016 12:02 PM
unbelievably slavish comments from yahapalana followers. no wonder this government destroys everything up when they have loyal slaves like this.
Nish Wednesday, 19 October 2016 12:03 PM
And they had to call this political soup a "yahapalanaya". What a joke.
madura Wednesday, 19 October 2016 01:13 PM
No wonder a political slave puts such comments to save their masters.
nimal Monday, 24 October 2016 03:01 PM
One person looking after housing facility to poor people and don't feel jealous about it.Always appreciate if someone is helping others'.
markf Monday, 24 October 2016 04:51 PM
DO NOT TRY TO MAKE A POLITICAL GAIN OUT OF THIS VIDEO CLIP. EITHER POLITICIAN OR A BUSINESSMAN IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR CALIBER MUST OFFER EMPLOYMENT FOR NEEDY. WE SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS AS A JOKE BECAUSE HE OFFERS JOBS TO SRI - LANKANS NOT THE FOREIGNERS. MUST RESPECT THIS MINISTERS ACT. OPPOSITION ALWAYS TRY TO POLITICIZE THE WORK OF THE RULING PARTY.REMEMBER IRRESPECTIVE OF PARTY POLITICS UNEMPLOYMENT OF RURAL AREAS ARE GROWING AND MUST FIND SOLUTION TO THIS SITUATION.PREVIOUSLY MOST OF THE CHINESE AIDS FOR OUR PROJECTS HAS COME WITH THERE CHINESE LABOUR FORCE.GOOD LUCK MINISTER AND WISH YOU WELL FOR ALL YOUR ENDEAVORS.
galleguy Tuesday, 25 October 2016 11:29 AM
LATE PRESIDENT PREMADASA GAVE JOBS TO QUALIFIED ONES BASED ON COMPETITIVE EXAM RESULTS. HIS SON JOB GIVING POLICY IS DISGUSTING AND INSULTING TO HIM.
Gayan Tuesday, 18 October 2016 07:42 PM
Political appointments of yahapalane.
Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 19 October 2016 07:30 AM
Sir, you are a trippikle Ranasinghe Premadasa. Don't be discouraged by the so called JO.
J Palitha Wednesday, 19 October 2016 07:27 AM
Sir, like our PM you too are very honest and straight forward. No idiots can find fault on you. We need a lot from you, please continue your good job.
Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 19 October 2016 07:25 AM
You do your best to Hambantota people and overtake MR and Namal whom did not do anything special but a waste to the State, getting huge loans and filled their pockets with Commissions in billions.
German Jacob Wednesday, 19 October 2016 07:22 AM
There is nothing wrong Sir. Go ahead with your good job, we really appreciate your honesty.
Ruwan Wednesday, 19 October 2016 07:07 AM
You are correct.but most of them are labour job opportunities..
Sharon Wednesday, 19 October 2016 06:47 AM
Selvyn. Take a rocket and come back to Earth and visit Hambanthota in Sri Lanka. You will see what MR has done if your origin has eyes. via DM iOS App
KingBarnet Wednesday, 19 October 2016 05:49 AM
,,,have no options for southern miracle of Mahinda either
Prem Wednesday, 19 October 2016 03:57 AM
Obviously what a fool!
Sukhitha J Wednesday, 19 October 2016 02:55 AM
He had given jobs only to the people who worked for him because he had known that they are better in quality. via DM Android App
SHEHAN Wednesday, 19 October 2016 02:53 AM
This is nothing new in politics, you give jobs for your political supporters if you get elected, that's why it's called political appointments and it's been there is SL since 1948. Rather than critizing him which we Sri Lankans love to do, it would be better to create an entrepreneurial culture and start even a petti kadayak and provide employment opportunities to the poor.
Nimal Wednesday, 19 October 2016 01:01 AM
Sri Lanka has no hope as long as we have politicians like this!
Shevon Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:57 PM
Dont dodge the question. You specifically mentioned that only the ones who worked for you at the elections were eligible for the jobs you had on offer. via DM Android App
Bawa Tuesday, 18 October 2016 08:46 PM
The jobs were in the private sector. Sometimes even we recommend our friends and family for such jobs. I don't see anything wrong with this if the employer is happy to hire
M Musha Tuesday, 18 October 2016 08:02 PM
After watching the video, I don't think he has anything left to explain.
Selvyn Tuesday, 18 October 2016 07:58 PM
We should appreciate that being a city dweller he does beneficial things what MR couldnt do for his own electorate via DM Android App
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