EPC CM cites administrative difficulties to buy time from protesting graduates

[TamilNet, Friday, 09 October 2015, 22:19 GMT]
Eastern Provincial Council Chief Minister Ahamed Nazeer, who visited the unemployed graduates protesting at Gandhi Park in Batticaloa on Friday urged the protesters to give him time until 31 March 2016 to resolve the unemployment issue. The unemployed graduates, who agreed to drop their hunger-strike, have demanded a meeting with the EPC CM on 24 March to assess the progress, news sources in Batticaloa said. Mr Ahamed Nazeer was telling the representatives of the protesting graduates that there were administrative hurdles in the Colombo government as well as the provincial government in the East and that he needed 5 more months to resolve the unemployment issue.

If there was no progress from the Chief Minister of the Eastern Provincial Council within the requested time, the unemployed graduates would advance their struggle to next level and that the next form of protest would be to lay siege to the secretariat of the Eastern Provincial Council, P. Lathakaran, the secretary of Batticaloa District Graduates Association told reporters in Batticaloa.

The graduates representatives handed over their 10-point demands to Mr Nazeer.

The unemployed graduates were on a hunger-strike for the past 3 days.

Graduates call off hunger-strike
Graduates call off hunger-strike


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