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Chinese shipping company to provide employment for Lankan seafarers

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One of the world’s largest shipping companies ’Far Shipping’ has agreed to provide employment opportunities for Sri Lankan trained seafarers, says Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation.

The minister said these facts on the morning of the second when a delegation of the Far Shipping company, including the managing director Yu Yong Jun, met at the minister’s office.

U Yong Jun stated that many Sri Lankan trained young sailors can be given job opportunities in his company located in China. Therefore, he said that there will be long discussions with the stakeholders involved in the naval sector of Sri Lanka regarding the recruitment methods.

Jun further said that his company is willing to hire young people who have graduated from naval training institutes in Sri Lanka for on-the-job training and then hire them for permanent service.

Minister Nimal Siripala said that the Mahpola Maritime Company under the Sri Lankan Port Authority as well as the private sector institutions and the University of Moratuwa train a quality team in the maritime fields every year and if necessary they can be given a course that includes Chinese language and can provide proficiency in the Chinese language.

Recalling that China has helped Sri Lanka as a friend since the past, the Minister expressed his gratitude as the Minister in charge of the Government of Sri Lanka and for providing employment opportunities to the youth of this country in naval and various fields.

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