Hambantota’s businesses took up issues like labour productivity, disciplining staff and staff attendance and attrition with the panel of IFC experts at last week's meeting, a statement said.
District Chamber of Commerce of Hambantota director Suresh de Mel said their members hope to draw IFC advise on labour law and employment issues.
"Most businesses in this region are structured very informally," he said."Many don’t pay PF/ETF (pension fund) taxes. By affiliating themselves with the EFC they can clean up their act and learn how to employ people in the proper manner."