Opposition leader R Sampanthan today urged Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to take measures to provide 100,000 jobs for the youth in the North and East.
Speaking in Parliament, the opposition leader said that unemployment is a huge issue in the country.
He said that Sri Lanka’s education system does not assure jobs for those who do well as so there needs to be an employment oriented education system.
The opposition leader said that he had discussed the unemployment issue with the Prime Minister at a meeting held earlier and he urged the Premier to urgently address the issue.
Responding to his concerns, the Prime Minister thanked Sampanthan for not only looking at issues in the North and ?East but also the South. (Colombo Gazette)