Welcome to Skills for Inclusive Growth
Skills for Inclusive Growth is an initiative of the Australian Government in partnership with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development and Vocational Training and Kandyan Heritage.
The program supports skills training, job creation and business growth across the tourism sector in Eastern and North Central Provinces in Sri Lanka.
Areas we work
Supporting job creation in Ampara, Batticaloa, Polonnaruwa and Trincomalee
Addressing skills gaps
Strengthening existing businesses throughout the tourism value chain
Prioritising sustainable employment for women and persons with disabilities
In a bid to narrow the Tourism sector’s disparity gap in the Eastern Province, Australian Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is investing over Australian Dollars 15 million for the implementation of Stage I of the S4IG project, which addresses many issues faced by the SME sector involved in tourism.
High Commissioner for Australia in Sri Lanka David Holly along with First Assistant Secretary to South and West Asia Division Dr. Lachian Strahan, Councillor Development Assistance Dr. Thomas Davies and Team Leader David Ablett visited Batticaloa at the invitation of the Batticaloa District Secretariat yesterday (20). He was welcomed by the cultural troupes of the three communities. The Tamil troupe presented their traditional dances while the Muslims performed their customary raban dance and the Burghers entertained them with a kafrincha folk dance.