The Finance Minister slams attempts by sections of the elite class to re-create a ‘serfdom of planned occupations

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Finance Minister: Mangala Samaraweera slammed attempts by sections of the elite class to re-create a ‘serfdom of planned occupations’, by blocking enterprising youth from entering the Taxi Business, with the proposed imposition of a 35-year age limit.
He notes, there are attempts to stop people below the age of 35 from operating three wheelers, because people in high society and factory owners did not have enough manual workers!
Critics say, the attempt is to re-create ‘serfdom’ or the ‘Wedawasam System’ where people are slotted into fixed jobs based on the requirement of a ruling class.
This should not be allowed in a modern democracy.
Minister Samaraweera said,
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“I believe everyone should have the freedom to engage in a job of their choice. I will speak against this restriction at this week’s cabinet meeting”
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