Lanka to address unemployment, says Wickremesinghe

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 06:25 EDT

Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has urged both public and private sector to fill up vacancies so that the problem of unemployment in the country can be solved. Wickremesinghe said more jobs must be provided to the applicants which include the provision of provident funds for the employees, as reported by the Colombo Page.

While attending a ceremony to present appointment letters to 4,511 management assistants who are newly recruited to Public Management Assistants Service, he said that the government should provide assistance to self-employment, agriculture and fishing industries. "If these tasks are done successfully, we will be able to develop the economy by creating jobs. For the first time after the war ended in 2009 we will create an era providing employment," the Prime Minister said.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe highlighted the good governance practices followed by the government that has helped to create stability in the job sector enabling the recruitment of youth to the public sector. He also suggested the development of Free Trade Zones, Tourist Zones and training centres to create employment opportunities.

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