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‘Trainee graduates to be absorbed into permanent cadre’

Trainee graduates would be absorbed into the permanent cadre during the next three months as per the instructions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon said.

He said that the President has pointed out that it is not suitable to extend their training period further and instead, all the existing vacancies at Ministries and Departments have to be identified and these trainee graduates appointed to the vacant posts as early as possible.

“If any of the graduate trainees has not received their due training allowances under some reason, they can apply their due allowances from those respective Ministries. Such graduates would be paid their dues with arrears,” the Minister said.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has been incurring a revenue loss to the tune of Rs.80 million each day due to the prevailing travel restrictions, SLTB Deputy General Manager A.H. Panduka said.

He said that only 342 buses out of the 6,000 SLTB buses have been utilized by now for essential services.

"The SLTB has been suffering heavy losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March last year," he said.


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