Boon for foreign job seekers
Suraj A. Bandara From Jaffna
Opening a branch of Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau is a long felt need of the people of Jaffna , EPDP leader and Social Welfare and Social Services Minister Douglas Devananda said.
A huge demand will be created among the youth of Jaffna to seek job opportunities abroad after a proper training given by this institution, he said.
The 26th branch of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau was set up in the Jaffna District yesterday with the participation of Minister Douglas Devan-anda. This will target all skilled youth in the region. Domestic labour will not be encouraged on foreign employment since there is a surprising demand for the Sri Lankan skilled labour from all over the world. Jaffna is famous for educated and intelligent people and if their knowledge is properly harnessed we will be able to challenge anyone in the world, he said.
The Minister said this was initiated under the program of ‘Northern Spring’ and with the Direct supervision of Senior Presidential Adviser Basil Rajapaksa. This region will be facilitated with all supplies to be on par with the South, the Minister added.
Devananda said, foreign employment is a good source of income for the emerging youth who wasted time for unnecessary targets. Now people will not travel to Colombo to get training and they all will be provided with an expert panel of trainers.
“I requested from the Foreign Employment Minister to set up an office in our area and he directed his officials to set up this Institution with immediate effect to benefit Northern youth.
Northern Governor Major General G.A. Chandrasiri, Foreign Employment Ministry Secretary Sunil A. Sirisena, Foreign Employment Bureau Chairman Kingsley Ranawaka and DGM (training and conciliation) Mangala Randeniya also participated