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    Extending the Validity of the Media Accreditation issued for the year 2019 to 15th of May 2020

    Pay attention to government official news notifications without unnecessary panic

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    Recruitment process of unemployed graduates and diploma holders begins…
    Submission of application before 14th of February
    Should not be more than 35 years of age
    A monthly allowance of Rs. 20,000 / during the one year training period
    Appointments will be within the district
    The Programme to provide jobs for all unemployed graduates and diploma holders has commenced.

    The objective of this programme is to create a situation in which all young people have the opportunity to contribute to the sustainable development process on a credible and rational basis to create a work culture beneficial to the country.

    The programme is planned and implemented according to ‘Saubhagyaye Dekma’, the policy statement of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

    Prospective candidates must have completed a Degree or Diploma programme recognized by the University Grants Commission before 31.12.2019. They should not be more than 35 years of age on that date. The applicant should be a permanent resident of the area that come under the Divisional Secretariat to which the application is submitted and should not have been employed for the period of three years immediately preceding this process.

    Duly completed application form, with a photocopy of the Degree or Diploma certificate and the detailed result sheet (certified copies of original documents attested by a Justice of Peace or by an Attorney- at- law) should be sent through the Speed Post Courier Service of the Postal Department of Sri Lanka before 2020-02-14. Application forms could be downloaded from www.presidentsoffice.lk website.

    Applications should be forwarded to the following address:

    The Programme to provide jobs for unemployed graduates and diploma holders 2020,

    Corporate management and Co-ordination Division,

    Presidential Secretariat, Galle Face, Colombo 01.

    If the applicant is a graduate, on the top left-hand corner of the envelope it should be stated ‘Graduate/ (Name of the District) and if the applicant is a diploma holder on the envelope should be stated’ Diploma Holder/ (Name of the District). Applications received after the deadline will be rejected. Selected candidates will be employed in the Ministry of Education (Rural and Estate Schools), Department of Irrigation, Department of Agrarian Services, Department of Wildlife, Department of Indigenous Medicine, Ministry of Health (Rural Hospitals / Dispensary), Survey Department, Department of Agriculture, Department of Minor Export Crops, Department of Valuation and Department of Immigration and Emigration.

    A monthly allowance of Rs. 20,000 / will be paid during the one year training period. Appointments are made on district basis and it is compulsory to serve for 5 years in the district where the first appointment is made.

     

     
     

    President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said law enforcement officers should carry out their duties without any fear or favour, but their actions should strictly be in compliance with the law. He said that any arrests should be carried out only when absolutely necessary and in strict compliance of the law.

    No decision made on recalling Dr. Shafi

    ramanayake January 13, 2020
     

    No final decision has made regarding recalling to who service of Dr. Shafi who has been placed under compulsory leave says the Public Service Commission. Issuing a statement regarding recent media reports the secretary of P.S.C, M.A.B Daya Senarath stated that president or any other officer made no inquire on this regard.
    The P.S.C statement as follows;

    Dr.Safi

     
     

    Metro Manila (, January 12) — Evacuations are underway in three towns in Batangas following the raising of Alert Level 3 over Taal Volcano after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded increased volcanic activity and a stronger explosion past 2 p.m. resulting in a one-kilometer ash column.

    The fraudster who used the name of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to threaten a school principal has been remanded.A person who feigned to be an adviser to the President and threatened the principal of a leading school in Moratuwa was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division on December 27.

    The conman that threatened the Principal of a popular school in Moratuwa, claiming to be an advisor to the President, has been arrested by the Colombo Division of Crime last after noon.

    President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) that immediate steps be taken to enforce the declared Maximum Retail Prices (MRPs) and ensure uninterrupted market supply of essential goods during this festive season which times consumers are vulnerable to market manipulation. Recently, the Authority has gazetted a MRP on rice at Rs. 98/kg. This decision was arrived at by the Cabinet of Ministers having consulted the major suppliers and verified stock positions in the country.

    Major millers agreed that they will mark this price at their rice packets and ensure their retail distribution network will sell such rice at this price. However, there are complaints that this is not complied with in several places. Therefore, the CAA is instructed to check the market supply situation to deploy a team to check the stock and daily releases at rice milling supply stations. The CAA should also initiate immediate actions to check the rice suppliers at Pettah and other major markets.

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