Thousands of young girls attired in green uniforms are working like bees. They sew clothes for people in far off Europe that is marketed by reputed British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S).The refurbished factory has changed the traditional look of garment factories. Instead of the long closed factory illuminated with a myriad fluorescent bulbs, even during daylight, the new factory has hundreds of long glass windows that filter the heat component of sunlight, walls colour washed in light colours and a courtyard with palm trees.By this 75 per cent of the workers get daylight and 95 per cent of the workers can view the outside of the factory, which makes the working environment more conducive for them.
Verdict nullifies attempts to tarnish Lanka’s image:
COLOMBO: The Supreme Court has determined that internationally accepted human rights conventions have been enshrined in Sri Lanka’s legal system.This verdict has been returned by the Supreme Court on a request by the President to seek a SC determination on Lanka’s stand vis-a-vis the legal enshrinement of human rights, Export Promotion and International Trade Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris told the weekly Cabinet press briefing.
DHL, the world’s leading Express and Logistics Company, announced a strategic two-year tie-up with the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters’ Association (SLAEA) as its ‘Preferred Logistics Partner’.
The agreement was inked by DHL Sri Lanka Country Manager Martin Dudek and Chairman of the SLAEA, Noel Priyathilleke.
Women who form the majority of the workforce in the apparel industry that earns over 50 percent of the country’s foreign exchange, should be given more respect according to Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) Chairman Ajith Dias.
Speaking at the launch of the Abhimani Campaign which hopes to pay tribute to the women of the apparel industry and encourage more additions to it, Dias said that the success of the industry was directly linked to its workforce.
Journal & Directory of the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, containing valuable information with regard to the apparel industry.
Issue No. 89