Sept 15, Colombo: President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has instructed the Cabinet to deploy 53,000 graduate trainees, who are currently undergoing training, to state institutions for employment within three months, Cabinet Spokesman and Media Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said yesterday (14).
The President has assigned the responsibility of the task to Education Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon and Water Supply Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara.
This was stated by the Minister of Mass Media and Information Dullas Alahapperuma at a media briefing held at the Government Information Department yesterday (14).
He said that the government had planned to place 18,000 graduates out of the 53,000 as teachers under the Ministry of Education.
Minister Alahapperuma said that the President had instructed him to complete the placement of the graduate trainees within a short period of two to three months.