Giving good news to Sri Lankan job seekers, the Labour Ministry said yesterday Britain had decided to open its doors to Sri Lankans seeking employment in that country.
The British Government`s decision follows a recent discussion between Labour Minister Athauda Senaviratne and Britain`s International Organization for Workers Director General Jan de Wilde.
The Labour Ministry said the opening of the British job market would give an opportunity for several hundreds of Sri Lankan nurses and skilled labourers to work in that country.
An orientation programme for job seekers has already begun and the assistance for this programme is to be sought from the Vocational Training Ministry.
Meanwhile the Libyan Government has also agreed to open its job market to Sri Lankans after a discussion between Libyan Ambassador Hindy Abdul Latheep and the Labour Minister
This agreement when put into operation will open the doors to Sri Lankan Engineers, doctors and industrial workers to get jobs in Libya.
Minister Senaviratne is expected to visit Libya shortly to discuss the matter further with Libyan President Muhamar Gaddafi.