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* Socialist Youth Union of Sri Lanka to hold protest march and rally to demand youth rights
Tue, Dec 4, 2012, 01:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) affiliated Socialist Youth Union is to hold a protest march and rally to demand for youth rights.

National organizer of the Union, Bimal Ratnayake said the march and rally would be held in Colombo on the 6th.

He says the government has ignored the youth population in the country and there has not been any mention about the youth and their needs in the recently presented budget.

"The Mahinda Rajapaksa budget has failed to make any proposal to uplift the youth education. Even the youth unemployment problem has not been addressed," Ratnayake said.

He explained that the youth population between the ages of 15 and 35 according the government census stands at 7.5 million and that about 2 million did not have employment.

He added that the 4 million youth who are employed are engaged in difficult jobs.

According to Ratnayake, the Socialist Youth Union is to launch a struggle to win the rights of the deprived youth in the country who are continuously ignored by the government.



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