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South Korean assistance for ‘One Million Employment Programme’

(Labour and Trade Union Relations Minister W.D.J.Seneviratne in conversation with the Korean delegation)

The South Korean Government extended their assistance to implement the `one million employment programme', which was initiated by the government, Labour and Trade Union Ministry spokesman said.

According to the spokesman, a special discussion was held in connection with the subject recently at the Labour and Trade Union Relations Ministry between Labour and Trade Union Relations Minister W.D.J.Seneviratne and an official delegation from South Korea.

During the discussion the Korean delegation expressed their willingness to provide technical assistance to develop Public Employment Service Centers to be set up island wide.

Several centers have already been set up in many areas in the country and a significant number of unemployed individuals have visited these centers to obtain various services, he said.

South Korea will provide training for seven Sri Lankan officials attached to the Department of manpower and Employment as the first step of providing technical assistance to create one million employment opportunities in Sri Lanka, he added.