Cabinet approval has been granted to recruit 16,800 graduates to fill the existing vacancies relating to the recruitment and training program of unemployed graduate trainees.
Accordingly, the National Policy, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development and Youth Affairs will be recruited to train 16,800 graduates first in 2012 and then in 2013 and 2016 respectively. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed the Cabinet of Ministers as the Minister .
Under the first stage of the program to recruit and train unemployed graduates, it was approved to recruit and train 5,000 unemployed graduates as Internal Students in Government Universities and 15,000 graduates under Phase II. There are still 1,800 vacancies and 15,000 in the second phase