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Unemployed graduates in Jaffna district will be provided with employment in batches, Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister Douglas Devananda said.


Minister Douglas Devananda

The minister said so, at a meeting he had with the members of the Unemployed Graduate's Union, at his office in Jaffna on February 01.

The graduates placed before the minister, the problems they face in their endeavour to obtain employment and sought minister's help to sort out their problems.

The minister said he would speak to the President about this matter and come out with a suitable solution and for that he needed their co-operation, the minister added.

He also said that as and when vacancies occur in the government departments he would offer such vacancies to the graduates on merit.

Northern Province Governor Maj. Gen. G.A. Chandrasiri, said the Provincial Council could even now absorb about 170 graduates for jobs in the fields of mathematics, science, commerce and telecommunication to those who had pursued their studies in the relevant subjects.

He also said that he would be exploring the possibility of recruiting graduates to the Provincial Council administrative system. The minister also said that he wished to remind the TNA that it was significantly important to make use of the opportunity before them now to move for an everlasting solution to their political problem as the whole world and India, especially, were showing a keen interest to have this problem solved.

The minster pointed out that more than 10,000 LTTE cadres taken into custody by the Armed Forces had been now released after rehabilitation and the rest too would be released soon.

The minister also said that Rs 60 million had been allocated, for the development of Kayts including drinking water and repairs to the road system, the minister added.

Rs 520 million has been allocated for development of infrastructure facilities of local government bodies in the North and the building for Kayts Pradeshiya Sabha, constructed at a cost of Rs 27 million is one of such building coming under the ongoing project.

Mayor Jaffna City Yogeswary Patkunarajah, EPDP Jaffna District Organizer Kamalendran, Commissioner of Local Government, Northern Province Jeku, Regional Assistant Commissioner of Local Government Piranavanathan, Kayts Assistant Government Agent Sri Mohanan, Delft Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Rajiv, and Velanai Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman S. Sivarasah also spoke.

The welcome speech was made by Chairman, Kayts Pradeshiya Sabha Jayakanthan.

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