Jan 03, 2019

Maintenance of North archeological sites halted

The services of around 1000 workers newly recruited by the Archaeology Department for the maintenance, cleaning and preservation of archaeological sites in the North have been suspended.

This has stalled all maintenance activities at these sites.

These workers had been recruited on contract basis and with the change of government, measures had not been taken to extend their contracts, resulting in the current crisis.

These workers had been recruited as labourers and as employees of other grades.