Doors open for jobs in Britain

  • 12 Apr 2006 08:52:42 GMT

    Athuda Senevirathna had lot of problems at the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau, which is under his ministry.This minister made lot of money by sending people to Korea where the former president started following this case. Once the minister knew that he might lose the Foreign Employment Bureau from his portfolio he started to look for foreign employment oppertunities in Europe so that he can get into the good books of the president.Presently the Health sector in UK are cutting down manpower so I wounder how Athauda would be able to send srilankan nurses to work at hospitals in UK. For a foreign nurse to work in UK there`s a long procedure.People who live in UK knows how difficult it is to get a job in UK.Mr Athauda has no idea about the UK job market.I would suggest Mr Athauda not to misslead srilankans living in Sri Lanka for his personal benefits

  • 12 Apr 2006 08:59:28 GMT

    Another political stunt.

    We do not have enough nurses for our own needs. The private hospitals have hired nurses from South India.

    In such a scnerio, how is he going to send nurses to the U.K.

    Day dreaming in Fools` Pradise!!

  • 12 Apr 2006 10:14:17 GMT

    Libra Thank you

    we are farmers from village and ignorant about the conditions about foreign job market.These political guys take us on ride from time to time to show us a promised self sufficient land !

    Thank you again libra

  • 12 Apr 2006 10:26:58 GMT

    Srilankan jobseekers dont know about this news.Only foreign people.

  • 12 Apr 2006 12:11:44 GMT

    Is Jeewan part of this?

  • 12 Apr 2006 13:39:30 GMT

    To: Pachasira

    Jeewan Kumaranatunga is not part of this where he runs his own show. Sri Lanka has a seperate minisrty called Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotions which is under Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena. End of the day all the ministers are putting their nose into foreign employment oppertunities regardless of their portfolios because they can make lot of money. An example of this is Ministers like Jeewan Kumaranatunga and Athauda Senevirtahna where they have no right to promote foreign employments in sri lanka because there`s a seperate ministry for this. This is a result of Srilankan government having too many Ministries where end of the day the Ministers don`t know what their tasks are.

  • 12 Apr 2006 13:42:53 GMT

  • 12 Apr 2006 22:57:39 GMT

    This is just another scam to fool the gullible in SL. First and foremost English is a pre-requisite for anyone wanting to work in the western world particularly as nurses. For Britain IELTS is the standard. How many of our skilled labourers and nurses will be able to get through the IELTS? Going to the middle east to work is one thing and going to a western country to work is another thing. If the middle east also insisted on IELTS, TOEFL or SAT SL migrant workers would be doomed. Recognised qualifications or trade certificates are another requirement. What qualifications are our nurses given? How many nurses in SL have a nursing degree? What are the trade certificates given to our skilled labour such as plumbers, electricians and builders which have recogniton in the western world?

    Even the SL MBBS is not recognised by Australia and NZ for a doctor to find work or practice medicine in these two countries. They either require the MD or MS and certain other requirements or have to complete the NZ and Australian exams prior to working as a GP or at a govt. hospital. That`s why doctors with only the SL MBBS end up driving taxis or do the night fill at supermarkets while completing the exams in these countries. Wonder how it is in Britain? Cannot be much of a difference.

    This seems to be a good opportunity for unscrupulous rascals (may be Athauda`s supporters)to dupe people with promises of British jobs and swindle millions.