Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka aims to reduce number of housemaids migrating overseas
Thu, Jan 3, 2013, 09:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka in the new year aims to drastically reduce the number of women migrating overseas as housemaids as a measure to minimize the social and cultural problems in society.

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) says it plans to reduce the number of women migrating as domestic aides by 80 to 90 percent by 2020.

The Bureau says it does not approve of women going overseas to work as domestic aides, especially to the Middles East although they earn billions of rupees as foreign revenue since their absence from families cause social and cultural problems in society.

The authority has launched several programs to help the female labor force to upgrade their skills and find better employment opportunities for them in specialized vocations, SLBFE Chairman Amal Senalankadhikara has said.

The authority has introduced programs to train prospective migrant workers in specialized vocations with the intention of increasing the percentage of skilled workers while discouraging unskilled workers from going abroad.

Tailor-made training courses according to the nature of jobs, countries and the requirements of the employers will be offered to train the migrant workers with specific skills.

Authorities have also made National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) level 3, compulsory for Sri Lankans seeking skilled jobs abroad.

The SLBFE is also planning to improve foreign language proficiency for overseas job seekers. They are in the process of recruiting teachers to teach languages, including foreign professionals.

According to the SLBFE Chairman, the Bureau is looking into train female workers in the hospitality, health, and sales industries.

The SLBFE has recently signed an agreement with an international company to establish an accredited nurses training school and a hospital to train health sector workers.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Emergency ambulance service launched in Sri Lanka with India's help
-- [1 hour and 18 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka to establish and Independent Media Commission soon
-- [1 hour and 56 minutes ago]
Stern action against violators of court orders - police
-- [2 hours ago]
New quicker and easier UK visit visa application form launched in Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka, Switzerland ink MOU to provide employment opportunities for Sri Lankan sailors in Swiss ships
-- [3 hours ago]
Oman to attend World Export Development Forum in Sri Lanka
-- [3 hours ago]
Canadian Foreign Minister arrives in Sri Lanka on a two-day official visit
Driver identifies the suspect in the killing of Lasantha Wickrematunge
Court acquits former Sri Lankan army officers accused of Kumarapuram massacre
Sri Lankan court issues injunction against the planned joint opposition march in Kandy city limits

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.