Sajith promises jobs for unemployed graduates after General Election

Sajith promises jobs for unemployed graduates after General Election

Sajith promises jobs for unemployed graduates after General Election

Written by Staff Writer

05 Mar, 2020 | 8:18 pm

Colombo (News 1st) – Representatives from the National Center for Graduates met with the Chairman of the National Elections Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya to discuss issues that have arisen regarding the current Government’s plan to recruit graduates.

Chandana Sooriyarachchi the Convener of the National Center for Graduates speaking to the media noted that the Government’s program that paved the way for 56,000 graduates to enter the Government service was suspended yesterday by the Chairman of the National Elections Commission. He noted that suspending such a program would imply that these appointments are political in nature.

Sooriyarachchi explained that during their meeting, they requested Mahinda Deshapriya to lift the temporary suspension place on the appointments.

“..We informed the chairman at the discussion that the graduates who received their appointment letters have been given permission to go ahead and report to their respective workplaces, and they have also been instructed to keep a copy of the report pertaining to their first day of reporting to work..”- Chandana Sooriyarachchi 

Leader of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya Sajith Premadasa also spoke about the issue during a media briefing in Colombo today. Premadasa noted that the current administration promised to provide jobs for graduates soon after the presidential election. He went onto state that the timeline was extended twice more by the current administration and that they are now spreading false rumors that Sajith Premadasa would stop the appointments going through if elected.

Premadasa noted that the Government has hired online trolls to spread misinformation on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter and across messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Viber. He went onto state that the current administration is resorting to these efforts because they cannot grant jobs. Premadasa went onto make a bold promise of his own.

“..I wish to pledge these unemployed graduates that the Samagi Jana Balawegaya will grant jobs within two weeks after winning the election, and to also give permanent employment after three months..” – Sajith

When questioned whether he would be able to deliver on such a promise with Gotabaya Rajapaksa serving as the President, Premadasa responded that he has no doubt that he could get it done.

 

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