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Majority wants PC system to continue - Chief Minister

Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga handing over an appointment letter to a teacher recruit at a ceremony held at the Sravasthi Auditorium. Provincial Councillors Mahesh Almeida and A D Jagath Kumara are also in picture. Picture by Colombo Central Group Corr

Whatever some people may say, the Provincial Council System should continue in this country. The majority opinion is that the system of power devolution should come to stay in this country, irrespective of whatever name coined to describe it. Although there are different opinions about this matter, the President's desire is to take a decision on the issue, said Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunge.

He was addressing a meeting held at the Sravasthi Auditorium, Colombo, to mark the presentation of appointment letters to a batch of 226 graduates recruited to the Provincial Teaching Service on July 8.

The Chief Minister said 11,000 graduates sat the examination for teacher recruitments held in 2011. Of them 7,500 had passed the examination and they were recruited to the teaching service in batches. He said the Provincial Education Ministry did not consider political affiliations of the new recruits when granting them these appointments. He said the newly recruited teachers should not try to seek inter-zonal transfers, citing various reasons as it would cause unnecessary problems in the education sector.

Provincial Education Ministry Secretary S E Kodikara and Provincial Education Director P N Ilapperuma also spoke.