Sri Lanka eyeing maid, caregiver jobs in Singapore

Sri Lankan maids and other guests at Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple on Poson Day yesterday, which marks Buddhism's arrival in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan maids and other guests at Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple on Poson Day yesterday, which marks Buddhism's arrival in Sri Lanka.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Demand for caregivers will grow as Singapore's population ages, and the Sri Lanka High Commission wants Sri Lankan women to fill the shortfall in supply.

To get them ready, its First Secretary for Employment, Welfare and Promotion Geeth Jayasinghe hopes to start them off as maids.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 18, 2018, with the headline 'Sri Lanka eyeing maid, caregiver jobs here'. Print Edition | Subscribe