A training centre to train some 35 youth for the garment industry has been set up in Sri Lanka after the Security Force Headquarters – Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) took initiatives to establish a new garment factory in collaboration with the District Secretary for Mullaittivu and garment industrialists.
The training centre is an initiative of Global Design Tex. Global Design Tex intends to provide the youth job opportunities in the garment industry in Mullaittivu area under the Phase one. In the second leg of the project, Global Design Tex expects to establish 300- employee garment factory in the Mullaittivu area for the benefit of unemployed youth as a gesture of reconciliation and goodwill. With the close coordination of the District Secretary for Mullaittivu, the new training centre and the SFHQ-MLT, the training session for 35 young men and women has commenced. During the training period, each trainee is to be paid Rs. 14,000 per month, in addition to meals and transport provided free of charge.