Resource Kits relating to Combatting Trafficking in Persons

Resource kits relating to combatting trafficking in persons prepared by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Sri Lanka have been handed over to the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI) on 17th January 2019 by the National Programme Officer РCounter Trafficking Minoli P. Don and Administration Officer Manjula Barnabas.

The BIDTI is conducting an online training programme on Combating Trafficking in Persons for the Officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Sri Lanka Missions abroad. The training programme was launched on the 9th October, 2018 on the Electronic Learning Space (ELS) of the BIDTI. IOM Sri Lanka designed the course in consultation with the Task Force chaired by the Secretary, Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms and the Australian Government sponsored the project.

The resource kit contains the handbook on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on Identification, Protection and Referral of Victims of Human Trafficking in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages and an USB wrist band for the use of the officers. In addition, set of brochures on Human Trafficking intend for distribution for public awareness were also handed over to share with Sri Lankan Missions abroad.

English Language Proficiency Development Programme

The Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI) successfully concluded the English Language Proficiency Development Programme conducted for the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Nearly 200 participants attended the programme in 2 levels from August to December 2018. The programme consisted of presentation skills, taking minutes/notes, drafting letters, meeting technics/ conducting meetings, drafting MoUs & agreements and etc,. The successful participants were awarded with certificates by the Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha at a ceremony held at the Ministry on 20th December, 2018.

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