Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Keheliya Rambukwella said yesterday he had taken steps to send over 30 000 employees to Libya for employment in the first quarter of 2010.
Ministry source told Daily Mirror the Libyan government had agreed to offer employment in various fields, which includes health, tourism, construction and industrial sectors to Sri Lankans. They added that recruiting would be undertaken by the Ministry of Foreign Employment and Promotion.
Ministry sources added that ministry secretary Sunil S Sirisena is already in Libya for follow up action and to sign the bilateral agreement between the Sri Lankan and Libyan governments. Meanwhile, these sources also revealed that the Ministry is expecting to ask for more male recruitments in that country and action has been taken to get job opportunities for them in future.
In addition, the Ministry has taken steps to promote more job opportunities in the skilled, semi skilled and trainee sectors. (H.G)