Over 28,000 lost their jobs

Over 28,000 lost their jobs

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The government yesterday said that 28,159 jobs had been lost during the first quarter of 2009 due to global economic crisis.This was revealed in Parliament in response to a query raised by UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella.

The government said that a study had been launched with the participation of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to explore the possibility of setting up of an unemployment benefit insurance scheme.

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