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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1587

Government promotes private sector job opportunities in Sri Lanka

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – National Correspondent
Colombo, 03 February, (

Department of Manpower and Employment will hold interviews providing a platform for the residents in Monaragala district to obtain employment in private sector. This recruitment program will be conducted at the forthcoming “Deyata Kirula” educational exhibition to be held in Buttala for 10 days organized to coincide with the Independent day celebrations.

Minister of Productivity Promotion Lakshman Senewiratne told Asian Tribune that stall B1-19 at “Deyata Kirula” educational exhibition is reserved to conduct interviews and disseminate information.

“During the last three years we have promoted some 5,000 jobs in the private sector. Our intention is to give exclusive opportunities to those who are living in the rural areas to get a better employment in Colombo. There is no commission or a charge involved,” said Minister Senewiratne.

“Sri Lanka Jobsnet Ltd. widely known as the Rakiya Piyasa is also a leading state organization engaged in providing private sector employment. We need to change the perception that all should get jobs in the state sector. It is time that people move on and tap opportunities offered by private sector. On the 17th of February 2011 we will conduct a similar program in Vavuniya to promote private sector job vacancies,” added Minister Senewiratne.

Ministry of Productivity Promotion prepares and implements policies and program for improving national productivity with the objective of enhancing Sri Lanka's competitiveness in the global economy.

- Asian Tribune -

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