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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2642

Sri Lankan exporters seek government mediation to solve their burning issues

Sunil C. Perera, Reporting from Colombo

Colombo,24 May, ( Local exporters seek government mediation to solve their burning issues and a number of subsidies to administer their manufacturing process. The exporters said that they need cheap electricity and low-cost energy to compete with the global competitors, but said the prevailing energy prices are too high.

Addressing the meeting of 100 Top Exporters forum held on Wednesday in Colombo, the exporters said the industries need a number of subsidies, especially subsidy on fuel and energy.

Speaking to the media an exporter claimed that local apparel sector needs another 50,000 workers to maintain their daily routine, however most of the rural youth are not in a position to fill these vacancies.

"Main reason is lack of social image in these jobs, they said.

According to the exporters, most of apparel workers are dissatisfied in their jobs due to the poor wages and lack of other facilities. However on a mass scale, companies haven't this problem due to availability of facilities, the exporters said.

Minister Rohitha Bogollagama has assured to implement a structural plan to overcome the prevailing situation.

- Asian Tribune -

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