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Youth prefer State sector jobs

May 23, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Seventy percent of youth prefer jobs in the State sector, Colombo University Senior Professor of Sociology Prof Siri Hettige, citing a survey said. Only 18 percent preferred private sector jobs while 50 percent youth wanted to migrate. This is alarming and needs to be addressed, he said at the conference on National Youth survey and its implementations for a National youth policy in Sri Lanka. Three thousand youth aged between 15 to 29 were selected randomly for the survey covering 22 administrative districts excluding Kilinochchi, Mannar and Mullaitivu. Organised by the Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre (SPARC), Colombo University and Youth Affairs Ministry the conference was held at Janaki Hotel, Colombo last week.   www.dailynews.lk/2010/05/24/news01.asp