Only 12,000 people lost their jobs due to Covid

Only 12,000 people lost their jobs due to Covid

4 August 2021 08:32 pm

Only 12,000 people lost their employment due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka, Labour Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said, responding to allegations.

Accordingly, the allegation that hundred thousands of people lost their jobs due to the pandemic is false, the Minister said, joining the debate on the National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Bill.

The Labour Ministry has conducted a census on the impact of the pandemic on the employments of the citizens and the above figure was revealed during the census.

MIAP