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State sector jobs for Northern youths

2013 Jun 22

The government provided state sector jobs to over 6,000 persons in the North, Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister Douglas Devananda said.

He said the vacancies were advertised in the newspapers and from the applications received, the most suitable were selected following interviews.

Devananda participating as the Chief Guest at a ceremony at Weerasingham Hall in Jaffna to mark the handing over of appointments to 375 minor employees in the health and agricultural sectors, said politics were not taken to account when providing jobs.

The minister said in the recent past, all graduates from the Northern Province were provided government sector employment and all casual employees in the state sector were made permanent.

"Over 1,000 voluntary teachers serving in the North for a long period were made permanent and another 653 teachers will be made permanent shortly," Devananda said.

The minister said no other government granted such a larger number of government sector appointments to the people of the North. Northern Governor Major General G. A. Chandrasiri said on the instructions of the President it was possible to fill-in thousands of vacancies within the administrative area of the Northern Province and urged those receiving appointments on that day to work with commitment and dedication.

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