Oman, Sri Lanka signs MoU on employment, training


 reign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera and Oman Manpower Minister Shaikh Abdullah Al Bakari with Sri Lankan and Oman officials.

by Maheesha Mudugamuwa

With the aim of preventing human trafficking and illegal overseas recruiting, Sultanate of Oman and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the fields of employment and training at the Manpower Ministry in Muscat recently.

Manpower Minister Shaikh Abdullah Al Bakari signed the MoU on behalf of Oman, while Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera signed it on behalf of Sri Lanka.

The MoU provides for encouraging cooperation between the two countries in the areas of employment and training through exchange programmes, studies and information on employment and special training programmes.

It will also help to promote and reinforce cooperation between the two countries.

The MoU also provides for exchanging of visits between officials and experts to identify the potentials of the two countries in training and exchanging information, experience, research and studies related to the development of technical education, vocational training and vocational guidance.

The two ministers also held bilateral talks at the ministry in Muscat.

Minster Bakari said migrant workers would not be treated discriminated in Oman.

"They will be treated equally as citizens of Oman,"he said. Minister Perera said that he would take steps to educate migrant workers about the labour laws and regulations in Oman during training sessions.

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