July 31 (Peninsula) Doha- Kohularangan Ratnasingam, Charge d’Affairs at the Embassy of Sri Lanka to Qatar has praised the Qatar Chamber’s (QC) recently launched initiative called ‘Labour Re-employment Platform in the Private Sector.’
He has emphasized that there are many Sri Lankans laid-off labour due to COVID-19 and would benefit from this platform and get new contracts.
This came during a meeting hosted by the Chamber on yesterday in the presence of the Commercial Attaché at the Sri Lankan embassy in Doha.
Ratnasingam said that the objective of his visit to the Qatar Chamber is to further get acquainted with the platform and learn how Sri Lankans can benefit from it.
Assistant Director General for Government Relations and Committees Affairs Ali Bu Sherbak Al Mansouri said that the platform would contribute to helping companies to get skilled labour form the laid-off labour in Qatar due to the repercussions of COVID-19.
He also noted that the platform is easy to use, pointing out that companies in which Sri Lankans are working could login to the platform and register their data.
Companies that are willing to make new hires will thus be able to enter, identify the available candidates and choose the ones they deem most suitable according to the available jobs.
The meeting touched on the possibility to organise a business visit for Qatari businessmen to Sri Lanka to learn about available opportunities when COVID-19 ends.