In the midst of daily protests by university undergraduates escalating, the government has decided against offering State sector jobs in future to those who engage in anti-
government protests and riots, reports ‘Ceylon Today’ newspaper owned by public security minister Tiran Alles.
A top government official said the government has taken steps to identify and maintain records of those, especially undergraduates, who are engaged in ‘unnecessary’ anti-government protests.
“A database will be maintained and when these people apply for government jobs, they will not be given preference. There is a procedure where police records and Grama Niladhari certificates aresought when recruiting for employment in the public sector. This is also the case when recruiting employees to the private sector.
However, these things were not taken very seriously in the past when recruitments were made through graduate schemes. However, the government will strictly monitor and disqualify such candidates who are part of anti-government protests or riots in the future,” the official said.