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No displaced persons should exist in SL by 2025 – President

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During the Jaffna and Kilinochchi District Coordinating Committee meeting today (04), President Ranil Wickremesinghe addressed crucial issues concerning missing persons, land releases, and environmental conservation in the Jaffna district. 

The President emphasized the need for immediate attention and proactive measures to address these pressing matters. 

President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the issue of resettling displaced persons cannot continue and that there should not be any displaced persons by 2025. He instructed the officials to draw up a plan to resettle all those displaced.

The President inquired about the status of missing persons, emphasizing the urgency of the situation. The registered number for the missing persons is 1788, encompassing all 15 divisional secretariats in the Jaffna district. A total of 1289 families have been interviewed, but as of now, no reports have been received from the district secretariat. The President directed officials to expedite the process, aiming to conclude the remaining 500 cases swiftly. Additionally, the President proposed contacting the missing person’s office for a resolution, setting a target to complete the task within the next six months.

President Wickremesinghe acknowledged the economic hardships faced by the public and assured that public servants would receive economic relief after the Thai Pongal celebration this year. He emphasized that with the stabilization of the country’s economy, economic relief measures are being extended to the entire population.

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GCE O/L results out within 10 days

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Examination Commissioner General Amith Jayasundara said yesterday (23) the results of the GCE Ordinary Level Exam 2023 (2024) will be released within the next 10 days.

He stated that efforts will be made to release the exam results within this week and if it is not possible, the results will be definitely released within ten days.

(dailynews.lk)

(This story, originally published by dailynews.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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Non-academic staff of schools to take TU action

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The non-academic staff of government schools have announced a decision to engage in a Trade Union action by reporting sick today (June 24) and tomorrow (25).

According to the Education Non-Academic Employees’ Union, the TU action is being carried out in the North Central, and North Western provinces and Kandy District today (24) .

General Secretary of the association Ajith K. Thilakarathne stated that the trade union action is being carried out based on several demands including a national policy for non-academic staff in the education sector.

Meanwhile, the National Organizer of the Principal Service Union – Sisira Rajapakse has announced that a nationwide strike has been planned for June 26.

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New State Minister sworn in

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MP Sathasivam Viyalendiran was sworn in as the State Minister of Trade and Environment before President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

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