The Education Minister has said that appointments for Aesthetic teachers will be made from next month.
Minister Bandula Gunawardena opined that the President in his capacity as the Minister of Finance has approved the recruitment of 3174 aesthetic teachers in January according the existing vacancies. He said interviews with regard to a certain number had already been completed. He pledged to provide jobs to 3174 of them with the commencement of the school term for the New Year.
The Minister made these observations at the State Dance Festival – 2009, held at the Folk Arts Centre in Battaramulla. Certificates were presented to dancers who won in the Upcountry, Low-country, Sabaragamuwa and Folk Dance sections. The Once in a life time ‘Narthana Tilaka’ Award was presented to Kalasuri Vajira Chithrasena.
Minister T.B. Ekanayake also addressed the gathering.