The Asian Human Resource Bank of Japan has agreed to provide internship training in three higher education institutions in Japan to students studying agriculture in Sri Lankan universities.
The delegation held a discussion with the Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industry Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera recently (01).
Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industries Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera, Secretary of the Ministry Mr. Janaka Dharmakirthi, Representative of Asian Human Resource Bank Mr.Kikuchi Fumia and Vice Chancellor of Sri Jayawardenepura University Professor Padmalal Manage participated in this discussion.
Minister Mahinda Amaraweera made a request to provide this internship training not only for agriculture but also for students studying plantation Industry.
A monthly allowance of 146,960 Yen (328,341 Sri Lanka Rupees) will be provided during the internship period. The training period is one year. During this period, it has been decided to provide food and lodging facilities as well as air tickets free of charge while providing the above allowance. Meanwhile the students can earn money from the part time jobs.
In addition, the delegation stated that advanced training in Japanese language and advanced technical training in Japanese farms will also be provided.
The arrangement has been made to provide this internship training in the three higher education institutions of Japan namely Bogor Agriculture University (National), Yogiyakarta University (National), and Severas Mallet University (National).
The Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industry, Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera, who expressed his opinion, requested to take steps to increase this amount to 100 annually. Also, since high technology is used not only in agriculture, but also in Japan’s plantation industry, it was requested to provide the opportunity to train the students of our country for that as well.