26 leave for Japan on TIT programme

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Japan Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Hideaki Mizukoshi on Friday (16) attended the send-off ceremony held by Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment and gave words of encouragement to 26 trainees who will visit Japan under the Technical Intern Training (TIT) programme, Japan’s Embassy in Sri Lanka in a statement said. 

The core purpose of the TIT programme is to develop human resources in developing countries, so that trainees can acquire advanced skills, technology and knowledge in Japan and utilize them for economic and social development of their mother countries, it said

Mizukoshi said, “Visiting Japan and having an opportunity to acquire excellent Japanese skills, technology and knowledge in this special year of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Sri Lanka, would enable the trainees to add value to Sri Lanka’s development process by obtaining new employment opportunities and creating new business by utilizing their skills acquired in Japan after returning to Sri Lanka, especially, at a time when Sri Lanka is going through an unprecedented economic crisis”.

 He said he hoped the trainees would complete their training successfully and actively interact with the Japanese people so that the Japanese will gain a better understanding of Sri Lanka and its people, which in turn would lead to building bridges of friendship between the  two countries that will last long after their stay in Japan and expand beyond their training areas. 

(PA)