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* Sri Lanka emphasizes increasing foreign employment opportunities for semi-skilled and skilled workers
Sat, Jul 21, 2018, 11:46 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment Harin Fernando has emphasized that the Sri Lankan government accords priority to increase foreign employment opportunities for Sri Lankans in semi-skilled and skilled categories, with a clear focus on diversification of labor markets.

Minister Fernando has particularly highlighted the long-term productive contributions made by Sri Lankan labor migrants to the growth of Sri Lanka's economy during a meeting with the Director General of International Organization for Migration (IOM), Ambassador William Lacy Swing, and senior officials of IOM on Thursday, 19 July 2018, in Geneva.

The IOM Director General thanked the Minister for the excellent bilateral cooperation between Sri Lanka and the IOM and conveyed his appreciation for Sri Lanka's leadership of Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) and its contribution and stewardship in the recent past, of the Colombo Process (CP).

Director General Swing stressed that these regional processes as well as other initiatives such as migrant health, migration governance, once they were combined and harnessed into practical and cooperative programs, could help many countries to leverage migration for development gains. He encouraged Sri Lanka to continue to be active in these areas.

Later in the day, Minister Harin Fernando also met the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Mr. Houlin Zhao, and discussed new avenues for enhanced cooperation between Sri Lanka and ITU in the development of telecommunication outreach and digitalization, specially geared to empowering youth and rural communities in Sri Lanka, while making internet access less costly.

Matters relating to Sri Lanka's participation and contribution in ITU forums including the ITU Telecom World 2018 and the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference as well as improving connectivity and cooperation through regional mechanisms were also discussed.

Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva, Mrs. Samantha Jayasuriya, Deputy Permanent Representative and Ms. Shashika Somaratne, Minister Counsellor were associated with the Minister at these meetings.

 

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