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* 7,000 vacancies in the Sri Lanka's apparel sector
Wed, Dec 18, 2013, 10:41 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 18, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka says that there are thousands of vacancies in the country's apparel sector.

Investment Promotion Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena told parliament that there are 7,000 vacancies in the apparel sector and that people are yet to be found to fill them.

The Minister has made this statement in response to a question raised by the United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Sujeewa Senasinghe.

Minister Abeywardena revealed that while there were 160 garment factories that had registered with the Board of Investment (BoI) in the period between 2005 and 2011, there were 40 factories that had shut down.

However, Abeywardena emphasized that no garment factory had been closed in 2011.

According to the Minister, the country's apparel sector is operating steadily without the GSP Plus facility and the quota system.

According to Central Bank data the garment sector recorded a 9.0 percent growth in the first ten months of this year earning US$ 3.56 billion. The government expects the income from the sector to reach US$ 4 billion this year.

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