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More Korean jobs for Sri Lankans

Jun 30, 2010 4:38:25 AM - itnnews.lk

South Korea has agreed to provide more job opportunities for Sri Lankans. Accordingly Deputy Minister Geethanjana Gunawardena announced that more Sri Lankans can take up jobs in Korea.

At present about 19,000 Sri Lankans are serving in South Korea. The Deputy Minister said that an agreement has already been inked to this number. The Minister gave these views when he visited the National Plantation Management Institute of the Foreign Employment Bureau which conducts training courses for those intending to take up jobs in Korea.

The Government’s desire is to expand the foreign jobs sector under the new programme of directing skilled workers for employment. Sri Lanka had to compete with Asian countries and other states in this respect. As a result the Deputy Minister said that Sri Lankans had to be more dedicated and disciplined. Chairman of the Foreign Employment Bureau Kingsley Ranawaka was present of this occasion.