About 50,000 unemployed university graduates, both internal and external, will receive employment by 2020 March 1, Sri Lanka Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said.
“The degree course is immaterial and there is no requirement to be under 35 either. Six month training will be provided for every graduate with an assurance of employment.
Minister Dullas Alahapperuma says that all unemployed graduates will be given jobs before the 1st of March without any differences. It will be implemented according to the manifesto of the president.
He further stated that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has given instructions to give job opportunities for unemployed graduates regardless of the type of their degrees, age, political affiliations and any other divisions.
During a media briefing in Colombo He said that the proposal will be submitted to the next cabinet meeting to take the relevant policy decision. The government has paid its attention on giving a special training for the graduates under the program. According to an observation of the President, the Inland Revenue Department needs 117 graduates and there is a surplus of graduates at divisional secretariats where they were recruited as development officers. Minister Alahapperuma said that the President has paid his attention on directing graduates to fields based on their degree, and skills.