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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 72

Incentives to uplift the beauty industry

By Manjari Peiris
Colombo, 27 June, (

Government's unnecessary interference could hinder the development of small businesses. What is needed is extending support with facilities for development of skills, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said.

He made this observation at a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday to discuss the problems of beauticians and hairdressers. The President said that it was the responsibility of the government to improve the professionalism, finance and trade promotion potentials of beauticians and hairdressers.

At the request of many of them, the President agreed to extend the assistance of Entrepreneur Development Authority to uplift the beauty sector. The President emphasized that this is not to put them under any obligation, but only to extend support to achieve their needs.

There are over 90,000 small, medium and large scale beauty salons across the country. Over 4.5 million employees are working within this industry. Thus the number of families dependent on them is about 1.5 million. It was also discussed at length about the training needed to maintain the quality of the beauty profession.

The President also instructed to make arrangements to conduct level 5, 6 and 7 of the National Vocational Qualification course (NVQ) in all three languages.

- Asian Tribune -

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