The Minister said that locations have also been identified in Biyagama and Katunayaka to build Universities. He said that 3,000-4,000 jobs can be generated through the proposed University in Hantana. He revealed of discussions that are in progress with Universities in India, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Australia in this repect.
The Minister was speaking at an awareness workshop for government servants at the Thalathu Oya Maha Vidyalaya. The Minister referred to plans to provide jobs for 300,000 youths during the next 18 months.