George Steuart Recruitment (Pvt) Limited, a
member of the George Steuart group recently celebrated 20 years
in the overseas employment business by felicitating its
employees at the Galadari Hotel.
A company statement said that the business
commenced modestly in 1986 as an extension to George Steuartís
travel subsidiary with just two principals in Kuwait.
Today the company has principals of high
standing in the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Korea,
Pakistan, Bahrain, Ghana, Malawi and Botswana.
The company has received the Sri Lanka Bureau of
Foreign Employment Gold Award for the highest number of skilled
employees sent overseas in the only year that such an award was
Additionally, the company also received a Bronze
Award for the Best Marketing Efforts at that function.
Assessing the increasing potential for
employment particularly in the Gulf countries, George Steuarts
recently set up a subsidiary, George Stuart Educational Services
(Pvt) Limited, to provide tailor made courses in sales,
marketing English and Korean languages to enhance the skills of
Sri Lankans seeking jobs abroad.
The overseas employment business had grown
significantly over the years justifying in 1993 the formation of
an independent subsidiary, George Steuart Recruitment (Pvt)
Limited, to handle this business.
Its growth was illustrated by the saying "from
small acorns, grow great oaks," George Steuart Chairman S.
Skandakumar said at the celebration thanking the management and
the staff of the company for upholding the values and standards
of George Steuarts at all times in achieving this expansion.
Group Deputy Chairman J.M. Wimalagooneratne paid
special tributes to the companyís Executive Directors, Lalith
Peiris (MD) and Nishantha Fernando (Finance Director) as well as
the management and staff for the significant contribution made
over the years.
Peiris with 40 years in the George Steuartís
group proposed the vote of thanks and conveyed his heartfelt
appreciation to his superiors, colleagues and staff for the
support extended to him throughout his career with the group.