Arrangements are underway to hold a separate examination in Tamil medium to recruit administrative service officials in the North and East. Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne said according to the population ratio 57 persons in Tamil medium and 13 in Sinhalese medium will be recruited.
The Minster said that officials are required to work in the North and East. Therefore a decision was made to hold a separate examination for administrative service examination to recruit officials for the North and East. He said such examinations have been held in 2001 and 1991. The same policy will be adhered to and a cabinet paper is being prepared in this connection. He said cabinet approval will be granted within this month. The examination can be gazetted next month.