The Cabinet Spokesman and the Minister of Information, Higher Education, Technology and Innovation Dr. Bandula Gunawardena stated that the Elections Commission will consider the decision to suspend the provision of training to graduates under the program of recruiting graduates to the Public Service.
The Minister was addressing the Cabinet Decisions Media briefing held at the Information Department yesterday.
According to Dr. Bandula Gunawardena, 45585 graduates had been given government appointments by March 1, and the letters of appointment were posted by the Presidential Secretariat on February 27, 28, 29 and March 1 before the election was announced.
The Minister further stated that the appointment letters have been sent to the relevant graduates as promised by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
“These appointments were made to the unemployed graduates irrespective of their political or party differences. These appointments which are not a political project are historical. These appointments were due in January but were delayed due to some technical flaws in the initial stages. However, those appointments were made before the Parliament was dissolved.
These recruiters will be paid a sum of Rs. 20,000 for the training period which commences on 1st March. We hope that the Elections Commission will provide a fair solution. We hope that its experts will ponder over this and come up with a satisfactory solution.
The Minister emphasized that an appeal can be made to the relevant Divisional Secretariat if any graduate does not receive the appointments or if there are any problems regarding them.
Dinamina and Dailynews – 2020/03/06