To Win the World by Hand

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today (09) launched a national program to establish 160 batik training centers islandwide to popularize the local batik art among the people.

Based on a concept of the Hon. Minister of State for Batik, Handicrafts, Textiles and Indigenous Production, Dayasiri Jayasekara, the main objective of this process is to produce local designers who can win internationally and to impart the necessary training and professional knowledge to the rural people who are interested in the field of apparel.

Furthermore, it is to secure the local currency flowing abroad due to the garments imported into the country, to create a new revival in batik and local garments in the country and to create a generation that values ??ours and protects our goods.

Accordingly, 25 trainees will be selected for each team at a training center and the selected trainees will be given three months training under the full supervision of the Sri Lanka Textile and Garment Institute (SLITA).

Trainees who complete the course correctly will also be awarded a Vocational Training Level 03 (NVQ level - 03) Certificate. It also shows you the way to get convenience and to choose the right market and sell a quality product.

These batik training centers will be set up in each district covering electoral constituencies and plans are afoot to establish them at the Divisional Secretariat level in the future as well.

- Media Section -