Sri Lankan exporters promise to absorb PSU employees

Meanwhile, US officials led by Robert Kaproth, DSA, Treasury for Asia and Kelly Keiderling, DSA of state for South and Central Asia, arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday

Colombo:(UNI-Duruthu Edirimuni Chandrasekera) Sri Lankan exporters are proposing to absorb public sector employees for employment in the sector to relieve the burden of wages and related costs on the Government.
The proposal has resulted in the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government appointing a committee to look into the possibility of granting five years of leave to government employees to work in the private sector. A seven-member committee has been appointed for this purpose and the said committee is to submit its report to the Cabinet of Ministers within two weeks.
In current scenario, considering the financial burden and the reportedly excessive workforce attached to the public sector, National Chamber of Commerce (NCE) member exporters had proposed these options in reaching a win-win agreement for both government and the export sector, M Shiham Marikar, NCE Secretary General said in a statement.
“It is to be noted that labor requirements of exporters vary according to the relevant industry, yet in general all categories could be considered. Any government employee in the permanent cadre is eligible to apply for employment in the export sector.”

Senior US officials arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday led by Robert Kaproth, deputy assistant secretary of Treasury for Asia, and Kelly Keiderling, deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia.

#Sri Lanka, #USA

You might also like
Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.