Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has informed the Public Administration and Home Affairs Ministry Secretary to suspend recruitment to public service with immediate effect till the end of the provincial council election.
On the instructions of Public Administraton and Home Affairs Minister
W. D. J. Seneviratne, steps had been taken under the programme of "providing employment to all graduates to recruit 43,000 graduates who had graduated from 2005, which will now have to be suspended.
While these appointments had been given with the degree certificate as
the basic qualification, the Ministry had taken action to grant appointments to graduates of years 2010 and 2011 as well.
Reports state that the Election Commissioner, on being apprised of this
had instructed that recruitment to public service be put on hold till election ended.