Oct 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) says that it will take stern legal action against migrant workers who attempt to leave the country for foreign employment without proper documents.
Deputy General Manager of the Bureau Mangala Randeniya has said that the authorities will strictly check the visas and work permits of the migrant workers at the airport before they board a plane. The move is aimed at preventing Sri Lankan workers leaving for foreign employment illegally.
The Bureau has made it mandatory for the Sri Lankans leaving for foreign employment to inform their families within two weeks after starting their work overseas. The family members are also requested to inform the Foreign Employment Bureau if they do not hear from the employee within two weeks.
According to the official the measure has been taken to minimize inconveniences faced by the migrant workers and their family members due to lack of proper communication.