Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka / Arts grads least employable, less paid

Students following the Arts stream in higher education have the lowest employability rate ranging around 30%, the Higher Education Ministry has revealed Continue reading

Sri Lankan / 25 New technical universities will provide job-oriented courses

The Sri Lankan government plans to set up 25 technical universities and university colleges across the island, to cater to students who fail to gain entry to state universities Continue reading

Sri Lanka / Youth unemployment one of the highest in the world, especially for young females

The World Bank’s flagship report World Development Report 2013 highlights the burning issue of youth employment in Sri Lanka, especially among females. Jesko Hentschel, Co-Author and Deputy Director of the World Development Report 2013: Jobs said, “One of the biggest challenges facing Sri Lanka is to improve women’s employment opportunities, especially for the young female … Continue reading

Sri Lanka / Obstacles to creating jobs should be removed says the World Bank

Sri Lanka can help citizens better themselves by removing obstacles to creating new and better jobs, including for women, the World Bank said. The development agency based on the theme of its World Development Report 2013, says creating opportunities for jobs are critical for reducing poverty. “One of the biggest challenges facing Sri Lanka is … Continue reading

Sri Lanka – A National Human Resources and Employment Policy

Sri Lanka Tuesday launched the National Human Resources and Employment Policy (NHREP), a policy document that aims to assure equal opportunity employment for all its citizens. Senior Minister of Human Resources presented the first copy of the policy document to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees today (30) with the participation of Country … Continue reading

Sri Lanka | Providing vocational and technical training for 35 percent of youths by 2016

The government is planning to provide vocational and technical training for 35 percent of youths by 2016 under the Mahinda Chinthanaya. Plans are also underway to increase state university intake up to 10 percent. The government also provided vocational and technical training to over 100,000 youths in state institutions in 2011, Sri Lanka Freedom Party … Continue reading

Vocational Education in Sri Lanka

The NVQ system provides a strong basis for quality vocational training but the devil is in its implementation. First, there has to be a hunger and appreciation for quality learning and training rather than certificate collection. That means learning problem solving and practical skills that make one employable. Secondly, a test of employability is critical. … Continue reading

Cost of hiring Sri Lankan maids ‘unreasonably high’ – Arab News

Several Saudi citizens have decried an exorbitant hike in recruitment charges by the Sri Lankan manpower recruitment offices and middlemen. They noted that the recruitment offices have raised the charges for hiring housemaids from $3,000 to about $4,000, and that was in clear violation of the agreements signed earlier between the two countries. The citizens … Continue reading

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