The government has decided to grant permanent government appointments to 51,000 trainees who were recruited as graduates from January 03, 2022, Education Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said.
Accordingly, about 42,500 students who have completed one year of training will be confirmed from that date and the rest who were recruited for training in February and March 2021 will be confirmed from 1 April 2022 after completing one year of training.
The total of 58,116 graduates and diploma holders were recruited on a permanent basis in 2020 on the instructions of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Meanwhile, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government J.J. Ratnasiri issued a circular on December 15 stating that the requests of trainee graduates for transfers, placements, and transfers between provinces could not be met.
The letter also stressed to government officials that disrupting the process of making appointments with regard to the trainees would lead to disciplinary action being taken against them.