Nursing jobs for 4,000 Sri Lankans in Singapore
A group of ten senior officials from the Singapore Ministry of Health arrived in Sri Lanka via Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake for a study tour to recruit 4,000 Sri Lankan nurses.
Nipuna Thibbutumunwa, Head of Labor and Welfare at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Singapore, said this opportunity has been made available for Sri Lankan nurses to enter the health sector in Singapore after 20 years.
This study tour is implemented as a pilot project by the Ministry of Health of Singapore and this group of Singaporean health officials are scheduled to engage in research on the subjects related to the health sector in the Sri Lanka College of Nursing, Sri Jayawardenapura General Hospital, a private hospital in Colombo, and several universities in Sri Lanka.
The health sector in Singapore is operated by state-owned companies established under the Ministry of Health, and the Sri Lankan nurses will be selected from among the nurses who are currently working in government hospitals.