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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2618

Libya to recruit 1,000 doctors and 1,000 nurses from Sri Lanka

Colombo, 10 November, ( Libya has come forward to recruit immediately 1000 doctors and 1000 nurses from Sri Lanka.

Recently Libya and Sri Lanka entered into a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the manpower requirements from Sri Lanka to Libya.

This Memorandum of Understanding was signed on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka by Dr. Keheliya Rambukawella, Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare and on behalf of the Libyan Government by its Minister of Employment Dr. Martook Mohamed Martook, who was in Sri Lanka recently with a government delegation.

Dr. Keheliya Rambukawella explaining to Asian Tribune said that the MOU with the Libyan Minister has been entered into three sectors.

The first one deals with Health sector, where the Libyan Minister indicated their urgent requirements of the Doctors and Nurses to man their hospitals. Also the Libyan Minister has indicated their requirements for paramedics and details will be worked out soon Sri Lanka Minister said.

The other one id the hospitality sector and Dr. Keheliya Rambukawella said that Libya wanted to set up a Hotel Management school and they wanted to build similar to that of the Hotel School in Sri Lanka.

The Third one is Education Sector and the Sri Lanka’s Minister said Libya wanted to have Engineering lecturers from Sri Lanka for their Universities. He also said that Libya has also indicated that in addition, they wanted to recruit lecturers in Physics, Chemistry and Biology to teach in their universities.

The Sri Lankan Minister Dr. Keheliya Rambukawella said that Dr. Martook Mohamed Martook, who is Minister of Employment as well as the Deputy Prime Minister of Libya and when he met President Mahinda Rajapakse recently has invited the Sri Lankan President to make an official visit to Libya.

It is learnt that Sri Lanka President has accepted the invitation to visit Libya.

Dr. Keheliya Rambukawella said that both governments are now working out the modalities connected with official visit of the President of Sri Lanka. He said that the visit might take place in the first quarter of the 2009.

Sri Lanka Minister also said that Sri Lanka President has approved the setting up of a Sri Lanka High Commission in Libya.

- Asian Tribune -

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