The President and the Prime Minister had promised to provide employment to all graduates before March 2, and that the government had taken steps to grant appointments to the graduates within 103 days of the appointment.
Accordingly, 400,000 unemployed graduates have been recruited since 2012, the Minister said yesterday.
The Minister said that the government had not listened to the problem of the graduates who had been protesting for years and demanding jobs but only water tears and gas fired.
He said that even though the UNP government gave them a job in politics that day, Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa told them not to wear colored glasses and look at intelligent children.
He said that when giving appointments to these children, it was not clear whether politics, size, nationality, religion or degree was internal or external.
Source – Dinamina 2020.02.29