Minister Dinesh Gunawardena seeks India's help to upgrade skills of Lankans seeking employment overseas

(MENAFN- NewsIn.Asia) New Delhi, January 10 ( At a meeting at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and industry (FICCI), here during his two-visit , the Sri Lankan Foreign, Skills training and Labour Minister, Dinesh Gunawardena, indicated areas for cooperation in skills development.

He spoke about upgrading skills of Lankans who seek work overseas, and also exchange programmes for vocational and higher technical students.

On his part, FICCI chairman Sandip Somany brought to Gunawardena's attention issues regarding visas, the undersea electricity line linking India and Sri Lanka, and other matters of mutual interest.

Minister Gunawardena said that he and his Indian counterpart had agreed to fast track an MoU regarding cooperation in vocational training and asked Indian business leaders to mull over areas in which they can cooperate with Sri Lanka.

(The featured image at the top shows Lankan Skills Development Minister Dinesh Gunawardena with FICCI Chairman Sandip Somany)



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