Training for unemployed graduates

[TamilNet, Thursday, 02 September 2004, 19:45 GMT]
One hundred fifty two graduates selected from the Trincomalee district in the first phase of the graduate employment scheme of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) began their three months training with the inaugural event held in Trincomalee Town Hall Thursday.

Trincomalee district parliamentarian Messrs R.Sampanthan and K.Thurairetnasingham, (both are from the Tamil National Alliance) and Mr Jayantha Wijesekara, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) parliamentarian participated in the event. Dissident Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) parliamentarian of the district Mr.Najeeb Abdul Majeed did not attend the event.

Training program for unemployed graduates, Trinco.
A graduate selected for training lighting the traditional oil lamp at the inaugural event held Thursday at Trincomalee Town Hall while Parliamentarians Messrs Jayantha Wjesekara, R.Sampanthan, and K.Thurairetnasingham and Government Agent Mr.Gamini Rodrigo are also in the picture.
The Government Agent and District Secretary of the Trincomalee district Mr. Gamini Rodrigo presided.

He said 152 graduates would be divided into four groups and Sinhala medium computer training will be provided at Trincomalee Vidyaloka Vidiyalayam and Tamil medium training at Trincomalee technical College, he added.

Trincomalee district parliamentarian Mr.R.Sampanthan said Singapore and Sri Lanka gained political independence fifty-five years ago. But Singapore attained economic and political stability because of its broadminded policies. Sri Lanka has been suffering with debts and economic instability because of its narrow-minded policies.

JVP parliamentarian Mr.Jayantha Wijesekara, TNA parliamentarian Mr.K.Thurairetnasingham and former parliamentarian Mr.M.K.A.De.S. Gunawardene also spoke.

Training program for unemployed graduates, Trinco.
A section of the 152 graduates taking part in the program.
Training program for unemployed graduates, Trinco.
(L-R ) Government Agent Mr.Gamini Rodrigo, Parliamentarians Messrs Jayantha Wijesekara, R.Sampanthan and K.Thurairetnasingham.

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