THURKA Training and Leadership Development Institute Launches First Skills Workshop in Jaffna

Young entrepreneur starts training company to serve business communication needs of northern Sri Lanka.

Jaffna, Sri Lanka, April 10, 2014 --( THURKA Training and Leadership Development Institute will launch its first training event in Jaffna May 3 - 4th with a workshop on 'Business Writing and Effective Communication Skills for Financial Institutions'. There are 26 banking, insurance and financial services institutions represented in the Jaffna district.

Founder and director of THURKA Janani Pushpanathan is a young entrepreneur who intends to provide the most comprehensive communications and leadership training programmes to businesses, institutions and schools in the north and east of the country.

Pushpanathan who holds a Masters in International Management from Teesside University, UK and worked as a translator in England, is fluent in spoken Tamil, Sinhala and English. She has worked for two leading international non-profit organisations based in Colombo and has conducted several soft skills training workshops around the country.

According to Pushpanathan, "People of the north and east tend to be more orthodox and traditional in their choice of careers. They don’t always see or understand the importance of soft skills in business and in their professional and social lives. I want to provide training services for the present and future generations of areas that were unable to progress all these years due to the war."

To launch the kickoff workshop Janani invited veteran TV and media personality Ajita Kadirgamar to design and conduct the business writing and effective communication skills workshop. Returning to Sri Lanka after 10 years in the US in the marketing and communications field, Ajita is a focused on media, communication skills and social media training. She has over 20 years of training experience.

"Now that I am back in Sri Lanka, I am happy to be able to focus my energy and time on corporate training in writing, speaking and social media skills which will help take people to the next level in their careers. My time spent in the corporate sector in the US has given me an added dimension and insight into business communication skills," said Kadirgamar.
THURKA Training and Leadership Development Institute
Janani Pushpanathan
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