ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is planning on bringing in more professions into the formal sector by introducing more professional associations and practitioner licenses, Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara said in parliament on Thursday (7).
“We hope to introduce many more professional associations like the Bar Association. We have been having discussions with electricians, housemaids, three-wheel drivers, bus drivers and conductors, and many others about this.
“Every profession must have a professional association that watches out for them, and through which they can get recognition and a licensing system.
“So to engage in business, a worker will need to have a practitioner license through their accreditation body.”
Nanayakkara said dignity of labour was important and that the new Employment Act will seek to establish this concept legally. (Colombo/Dec7/2023)