Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has said that the Government had earned commendation for its decision to provide 30 thousand jobs including 15 thousand jobs for unemployed graduates. He pointed out that the initiative to grant these new jobs had been taken based on past experiences.
The Minister said more than 45 thousand graduates were given jobs after the President assumed office. It was thereafter that this fresh decision was taken to recruit 15,000 graduates and another 15,000 who had passed the G.C.E. Ordinary and Advanced Level Examinations. The Minister opined it would be possible to recruit talented youths needed for the country’s development process within this framework. In addition, he said that all programmes for entering the public service will be in place.