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Steps to Expedite the Establishment of a Malaysian Job-Oriented Training center


Steps are being taken to open a Malaysian job-oriented special training center as soon as possible in Sri Lanka.


A meeting between Minister of Foreign Employment and Labour Hon. Manusha Nanayakkara and Malaysian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Tang Yang Tai was held at the Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment on 29th May 2022, where they discussed the need of expedite the establishment of a specialized training center targeting Malaysian employment.


Further, Hon. Minister had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two countries in 2016 to establish a Malaysian Training Center during his tenure as Deputy Minister of Foreign Employment. The Minister and the High Commissioner agreed to reconsider the agreement and take steps to set up a training center as soon as possible.


The Malaysian High Commissioner said that Malaysia had once again opened its doors to migrant workers after the corona pandemic, and agreed with Hon. Minister, Manusha Nanayakkara’s request for expand more employment opportunities for Sri Lankan workers. The focus was sending more workers to jobs in the manufacturing sector and providing them with specialized training through the Malaysian Training Center, which they hope to start.


The Malaysian High Commissioner also informed the Minister that a minimum wage has been introduced for Malaysian workers and that the minimum wage could be included in the employment contracts of Sri Lankan migrant workers.


Hon. Manusha Nanayakkara, has also stressed the importance of maintaining a close relationship between the Department of Labour, Sri Lanka and the Malaysian High Commission.