Everybody wants to get a government job now, says deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage. She was speaking yesterday at the opening of a district employment centre in Ampara.
The deputy minister said she would receive at least 50 calls a day asking for a job, even as a sweeper, at the CPC.
Youths should not depend on government jobs, but instead turn to fields for which they have qualifications and talent, she said.
Minister Daya Gamage has visited the villages in Ampara threatened by wild elephants and discussed solutions with the residents.
He toured the district for two days and visited places where elephants pass and areas most exposed to threats.
At Wadinagala, he inspected the electric fence already erected and discussed with the people and wild life officials about the electric fence that is to be erected soon.
Representing the UNP, Minister Daya Gamage and deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage attended the ICAPP conference in Malaysia.
Also a standing committee member of the Conference, Mr. Gamage addressed the event.
Dr. Gamage, a women’s committee vice president, too, spoke at the Conference.
On the sidelines of the meeting, minister Gamage had a meeting with Malaysia’s plantation industries minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. According to the Malaysian minister, Malaysia’s exports to Sri Lanka rose by around 44 per cent in the first half of this year.