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Vocational training must be given widely and immediately – PM

Prime Minister Ranil WickremesingheLack of individuals with proper vocational training has become a huge problem at present to fill the demand in various professional sectors such as construction, computer, and information technology, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

He made these remarks addressing the ceremony to declare open the Sri Jinarathana Vocational and Higher Education Training Institute in Hikkaduwa, Seenigama on Wednesday (14th Dec.).

Sri Lanka navy under the directions of the Commander of Navy Ravindra Wijegunarathne assisted the construction of this vocational training center.

PM Wickremesinghe said that there is a lack of trained labours in each and every sector and added that it was the aim of the government to fill this shortage by providing proper training opportunities while utilizing the remaining building facilities for vocational training.

According to him those training opportunities are expected to increase next year as per the discussions held with President Maithripala Sirisena. He said, “In parallel with my second anniversary celebration in office, we hope to take the country towards the development path and to expedite the necessary training opportunities.”

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