The present Government took some decisions which had never been taken by previous Governments to grant permanent employment status in the Government Sector to all graduates in the country, Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister W D J Seneviratne said.
The Minister was addressing a ceremony held at the Ministry auditorium to hand over letters of permanency in their appointments to all graduates above 45 years, who have been recruited to Government service under the “Mahinda Chintana.”
Addressing the gathering, Minister Seneviratne said that the “Mahinda Chintana” was a practical national policy which was functioning in Sri Lanka, while granting many benefits to all parts of the country.
Currently, the Government has taken measures to make the “Mahinda Chintana” a success, while launching number of Programs Island wide, he said.
“As a result, we have commenced to grant Government sector employment to all graduates in Sri Lanka since 2012, with the aim of ensuring the protection of their future”.
“Anyhow, we have already recruited over 50,000 new employees into the Government sector, making all those allegations false. Most of those recruits who have completed the one year training under the Public Administration and Home Affairs Ministry and all other government institutions have been made permanent in the public service,” the Minister explained.
Normally, persons who were above 45 years of age, have no chance of joining the government sector. But the present government has recruited them to the public service as a result of a series of discussions between the Public Administration Minister and the Cabinet, Ministry sources said.
According to the Ministry, 47 graduates and Higher National Diploma (HND) holders have already been recruited to the Government sector employment.