PM’s 1 million jobs project – The real challenge: Shortage of labour

Based on industry surveys, at least a minimum 400,000 jobs are available in the hotel, tourism, and industrial sectors per annum in the next three years.

According to a survey conducted by Prof. Athula Ranasinghe, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, there were unfilled vacancies in the apparel sector of 58%, 20% in food, and 33% in other manufacturing sectors. Therefore the real issue is not about jobs, but good jobs and finding skilled and semi-skilled people to fill those jobs.

The recently concluded Human Capital Summit organised by the Government, the private sector and the development partners identified five broad issues that needs to be addressed
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Special Lecture on “Customer Care (සේවාලාභී සත්කාරය)” to mark the commemoration of the second year anniversary of the President’s Inauguration in office

To mark the commemoration of the second year anniversary of the President’s Inauguration in office and as per the objective of the present government to promote citizen centric public service in Sri Lanka, the National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka on behalf of Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs was organized a special lecture on the topic of “Customer Care (සේවාලාභී සත්කාරය) by Customer Care Training Specialist Mr. Dhammika Kalapuge.

The Lecture was conducted at the Auditorium, Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) on the 10th of January 2017 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Hon. John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism and Christian Religious Affairs was addressed the gathering as the chief guest of the event by blessing NHRDC for the effort taken to empower officials in the public sector by conducting valuable lecture series.

About 200 number of junior managers and front level officers were participated for that programme and according to their feedback the lecture was highly appreciated as it is very applicable and fruitful one.
Speech Hon. Ranil Wicramasinghe
Tourism Pillar
Manufacturing and Construction Pillar
Insuarance Pillar
Logistic Pillar
Leadership Pillar
Foreign Employment Pillar

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