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* Sri Lankan authorities seek better wages and benefits for migrant workers
Mon, May 5, 2014, 01:05 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 04 (CP) Colombo- Authorities in Sri Lanka are to join 10 other countries to seek better wages and benefits for migrant workers.

The welfare benefits that the countries would canvass for include insurance coverage for local expatriate workers taking up employment in West Asia and other foreign capitals.

Additional General Manager of Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLFEB), Mangala Randeniya has said the matters will be taken up for discussion when the group of countries meet at the Colombo Process Meet to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

The conference will be chaired by Foreign Employment Minister Dilan Perera.

The countries expected to attend the Colombo Process Meet are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, The Philippines and Malaysia.

Randeniya explained to the local media that while working conditions and benefits for workers were satisfactory in certain countries, there were drawbacks in countries such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

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