Aussie jobs for Lanka’s blue-collar workers
For the first time Sri Lankan blue-collar workers are being offered
employment opportunities in Australia. This is mainly for the
construction work undertaken by the Heliosdevelopment building company
A house built by Heliosdevelopment in Australia.
Picture by Sumanachandra Ariyawansa
“Australia depends on migrants and it has plenty of lands. It has a
twenty million population, similar to the population of Sri Lanka,” said
Managing Director, Heliosdevelopment, Australia, Shanaka Jude Silva.
Heliosdevelopment is recognized in delivering high quality innovative
multi-housing unit developments. They build fifty houses per year and
want to double construction.
“One of the major problems we are facing is the high cost of labour
and skilled workers and this is why we are looking at recruiting Sri
Lankan migrants. We have tied up with Australian Migration Consultants
for this purpose,” he said.
“There is a big demand for tillers, bricklayers, masons, electricians
and labourers for our construction. However, English is the key factor
for migration,” he said. Heliosdevelopment has identified Frankston
South as a prime development area.
With a history in exceeding design and quality benchmarks, Helios is
built upon solid principles of trust and integrity.
Through forward thinking, ingenuity and the leading edge in
creativity, Helios brings superior development to your property. The
Frankston city is strategically placed as the activity centre for the
Mornington Peninsula and the nearby south east growth corridor of
Melbourne, he said.
Managing Director, Australian Migration Consultants Manjula
Kulatunga, Managing Director, Heliosdevelopment, Australia,
Shanaka Jude Silva and Country Manager Australian Migration
Kaveen Kodytuakku explain a point at the interview.
In addition, Australia provides a number of job opportunities for
skilled and unskilled workers such as hair dressers, marketing people,
carpenters, electricians, cooks, hoteliers, professionals and
unprofessional such as lawyers, journalists and accountants.
“There are 280 job categories available in Australia,” said Country
Manager, Australian Migration Consultants, Kavin Kodythuwakku. “We are
facilitating family migration, skilled migration, business migration,
refugee applications, Australian citizenship and immigration detention.
Sri Lanka is the first migration consultant service station of AMC.
“AMC also hopes to expand their services to India, Singapore and the
Middle East countries. Last year Australia provided migration facilities
for 130,000 workers and 4,000 jobs were provided for Sri Lankans,” said
Managing Director, Australian Migration Consultants Manjula Kulatunga,
AMC has also invited local expatriate investors to start successful
businesses in Australia. As Sri Lanka is not affected by the global melt
down its buying power is very high in Australia, and this is an
advantage for local investors, he said.