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   The National Human Resources Development Council of Sri Lanka is an institution established to perform an important role of work under the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government.

   It takes responsibilities for work such as assisting to implement the policies pertaining to Human Resources Development and by giving priority in all the activities of Human Resources Development under the powers vested upon the said institute.

   Its main objective as an higher institution is provide information and direction, to the Minister and The Government, on all aspects of Human Resource Development.

   The National Human Resources Development Council (NHRDC) was established in 1997 as per the provisions of The National Human Resources Development Council Act No. 18 of 1997.The Council commenced its operations under the Ministry of Science and Technology and then Ministry of Vocational and Technical Training.

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 "Rakiya Aruna" Career Fair and Career Motivation Programme

NHRDC held the first Rakiya Aruna Career Fair and Career Motivation Programme for the year 2022 on 30 th of June 2022 at Negombo Municipal Council Hall...

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Sectoral Impact of COVID -19 on Employees in Sri Lanka


The sudden outbreak of COVID-19, originated in China in December 2019, struck the world so hard affecting all the economic and daily activities of humans. It is still active in South and North America, Asia and Europe. Countries are briskly taking necessary prevention methods to control the spread of the disease.

   Though the Sri Lankan Government is so far successful in controlling the spread of COVID-19, the damage caused by it is immeasurable. With the aim of identifying the impact of COVID-19 on labour market issues in the country, an online survey was conducted concerning the most economically sensitive sectors: Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Construction Industry, Foreign employment, SMEs, Apparel, Logistics, Aviation and IT with sub aspect, Legal, Educational and Financial situations.


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Direction for future-ready workforce: Global and local


 In general, the demand for labour is considered as a derivative demand because the demand for labour depends according to the change in the supply of goods and services in a country. It is important to consider the existing and future labour demand in the country or globally as the demand for skilled labour should be well-studied and the supply of skilled labour should be planned in a manner that meets the demand. 

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