Report to work on September 2
By Lahiru Pothmulla
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed to resume the programme to award employment opportunities to 100,000 low income family members and 50,000 graduates at state institutions, the President’s Media Division said yesterday.
The programme to award 150,000 jobs was halted by the elections commission during the General Election.
In February, this year, applications were called from graduates to be employed as government employees while a Multi-Purpose Development Task Force was established to award 100,000 jobs to candidates selected from families of the lowest strata of income earners in the society. The Multi-Purpose Development Task Force was established to recruit the 100,000 low-income earners.
The objective of the programme is to transform Sri Lanka into a country free from poverty as per the President’s National Policy Framework Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour, the President’s Media Division said. The relevant list of graduates eligible for employment will be published on the official website of the Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government on next Monday (17). The respective Ministry will commence sending letters of appointment to those who got selected immediately. Appointed candidates should report to their nearest Divisional Secretariat on September 02. The programme to provide employment to 100,000 poorest of the poor will be implemented by the Task Force established solely for this purpose from September 2.