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Sri Lanka technical interns to be trained in Japan


June 29, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka is to sign a memorandum of understanding with International Manpower Development Organization of Japan (IM Japan) to send technical interns to Japan for further training. The cabinet nod has been received to sign this agreement presented by Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Athukorala, said Co-cabinet Spokesman Minister Gayantha Karunathilake, without providing details. The website of the IM Japan, however, says that under their technical intern training program instituted by the Government of Japan, IM Japan has accepted many foreign technical interns selected and sent to Japan. Countries like Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam have engaged with this program to send their technical interns for further training, the website said. It also assists in the employment process of returning trainees with the help of respective governments. According to the website, occupations covered by them include construction, textile, machinery and metal and the period of stay is 3 years. Established in 1991, the organization aims to develop people who are able to adapt to the internationalization of small and medium enterprises, as well as the facilitation of exchanges involving technology and technicians.  
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