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Jobs guaranteed for 50,000 graduates - Former MP Jayasekara

The 50,000 graduates who were recruited to the Government service do not need to worry as their appointments are guaranteed following the impending General Election, former Rathnapura District Parliamentarian Premalal Jayasekara said. He said the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP)-led alliance (Pohottuwa) will bag a landslide victory at the next General Election and again the Government would be established by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with Mahinda Rajapaksa being the Prime Minister. He added that, on the other hand, the unemployed graduates were recruited to the public service, keeping a Presidential Election pledge. “Hence the recruitment did not a target the General Election,” Jayasekara said. “Whatever the reason, the graduates have to be absorbed into the public service.”

He made these observations at a meeting held in the Nivithigala area on Monday.

He further said the Opposition Leader is shedding crocodile tears over the graduates who received appointment letters. “But, he forgot graduates during their reign in the last four years,” Jayasekara said. “Also, during the United National Party (UNP) regime, the public service was deliberately weakened. They did not recruit graduates to the government service.”

He also said this Government has plans to employ graduates, and G.C.E. Advanced Level and G.C.E. Ordinary Level qualified students as well as those who failed GCE (O/L). A programme is in progress to recruit 100,000 such persons in a bid to eradicate poverty in the country.

He added that the issues of rural gem miners in Ratnapura were resolved by the Government recently. The ordinary folk in Ratnapura who earned Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 2,000 per day by mining small brooks in an environmental-friendly manner were deprived of their living during the Good Governance regime as it was banned, leaving space only for the mass-scale gem businessmen. He added that this Government opened the way to ordinary folk to engage in the business.

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