Work In Sri Lanka, a volunteer-led brain gain initiative that aims to position Sri Lanka as an attractive work destination,for highly skilled individuals and high caliber businesses, held its quarterly meet up in Colombo recently. The event was attended by nearly hundred expatriate Sri Lankans who have recently returned to Sri Lankafrom over 30 countries including Australia, USA, UK, France, Japan, Hong Kong and Germany, actively seeking information on settling down in Sri Lanka from WorkInSriLanka volunteers. The Sri Lankan Business community was in attendance as well with the likes of CEOs from Silueta, WSO2, 99x, hSenid, 24×7 Techies/Eureka, Calcey, Trekurious, Head of IFS Sri Lanka and CIO of JKH, gracing the occasion.
A project of SL2 College, Work In SriLanka was launched in May 2013 with the aim of reversing the brain drain in the country. Offering comprehensive information on careers, living, education, housing and immigration for the Sri Lankan expat community through its website, Work In SriLanka actively engages with them through such quarterly informal forums. Its inaugural annual conference held last December brought together recentreturnees, expats living in Sri Lanka, investors, and experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges in making Sri Lanka the worlds’ preferred work destination. The conference saw the participation of officials from the Government and private sectors strategizing to build a stronger brain gain platform for the country.The event proved to be a great networking opportunity for companies and prospective candidates.
About Work In Sri Lanka
Launched in May 2013, the Work In SriLanka project seeks to advocate Sri Lanka as an attractive destination for highly skilled individuals and high caliber businesses. Work In SriLanka is actively engaged in building partnerships with key industries in the country and has successfully signed four partners on board, including The Employers Federation of Ceylon, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, SLASS COM, and the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics Sri Lanka.
A comprehensive portal (workinsrilanka.lk) is available to provide information on relocation and connect users with a variety of key industry bodies within the country. The portal facilitates the sharing of industry specific information that would help expats and migrants make informed decisions on working in Sri Lanka.