|Thursday, 29 April 2004|
Applications from May 1:
Cabinet approves 27,000 jobs for graduates
Four Ministers of the United People's Freedom Alliance and their Deputies took oaths yesterday before President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, at President's House, Colombo, yesterday.
The four Ministers are: Anura Dissanayake (Agriculture, Livestock, Land and Irrigation), Vijitha Herath (Cultural Affairs and National Heritage), K.D. Lal Kantha (Small and Rural Industries) and Chandrasena Wijesinghe (Fisheries and Aquatic Resources).
Their deputies are Bimal Ratnayake, Samantha Vidyaratne, Sunil Handunnetti and Nihal Galappaththy, also from the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP).
The appointments followed the JVP politburo ratifying a decision at a meeting between senior members of the JVP and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) presided by the President at President's House on Monday afternoon.
Political sources said the deadlock was resolved with the agreement that the subject of Mahaweli Development is held by the SLFP and a new Authority will consist of officials of River Basin Development and the Agricultural Ministry.
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