The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Ministry of Strategic Development and International Trade, Kandy District Secretariat, Board of Investment and the Export Development Board organized the third successive Job Fair at St Sylvester College, Kandy recently. The previous Job fairs were held at Kurunegala and Avissawella respectively.
The Government has declared the Year 2017 as the year of poverty alleviation and many programs have been implemented to achieve sustainable development goals according to the vision of the Government on poverty elimination. The Ministry of Strategic Development and International Trade with its main agencies BOI and EDB, will be holding Job Fairs around the Island under the said programme. .
The Job Fair created an ideal opportunity for an unemployed youth in the hill country to find suitable employment opportunities. A total number 40 BOI and EDB enterprises who are seeking to employ staff participated at the Job fair and about 2000 job seekers were given a real opportunity to meet company representatives and select jobs in diversified fields. This was indeed a new experience for the youth of the hill country.
In addition it is an excellent opportunity to connect the investors to the very best human resources available in the country.
Hon Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Strategic Development and International Trade, Hon Rauf Hakeem, Minister of Urban Development & Water Supply and Drainage, Hon Sujeewa Senasinghe, State Minister of International Trade, Hon Lucky Jayawardane M. P Kandy District , Mrs Chandani Wijewardane, Secretary, Ministry of Strategic Development and International Trade, Mr H M P Hitisekera, District Secretary, Kandy , Mrs Indira Malwatte, Chairperson EDB, Mr Duminda Ariyasinghe, Director General of BOI and a large number of Regional Political Representatives participated at the opening ceremony of the Job Fair.