Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Maternal deaths in Sri Lanka's Northern Province reduced dramatically
-- [2 minutes ago]
International experts advising Sri Lanka's Missing Persons Commission to arrive next week
-- [1 hour and 0 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan government reduces taxes on imported grains and lentils
-- [1 hour and 45 minutes ago]
British authorities arrest Sri Lankan couple for visa application fraud
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government to amend Tea Act to impose hefty fines on unscrupulous tea traders
-- [7 hours ago]
Supplementary medical staff of Sri Lanka government hospitals to strike from August 08
-- [7 hours ago]
Australia to transfer Sri Lankan asylum seekers from boat to detention center in mainland
Momentum building up in Sri Lanka for abolition of executive presidency
Tamil Nadu CM urges Indian PM to give visa to UN team probing Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka condemns loss of civilian lives in Gaza

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.