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::

* Saudi officials to visit Sri Lanka to discuss recruitment of domestic workers
Sat, Aug 30, 2014, 07:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 30, Colombo: Representatives of Saudi Arabia's National Committee of Recruitment of the Council of Saudi Chambers will pay a five-day visit to Sri Lanka to discuss the issues related to the recruitment of domestic workers.

During the visit, discussions will focus on the difficulties related to the recruitment of Sri Lankan domestic labor, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia early this year signed a landmark agreement to protect Sri Lanka's domestic workers employed in the Kingdom.

The agreement covering 12 categories of domestic workers, including housemaids, drivers, cleaners and waiters employed by Saudis, assured the rights of domestic workers including that employers pay domestic helpers the agreed monthly salary without delay and give them a day off each week.

The Sri Lankan government has taken measures to minimize sending unskilled migrant workers to controversial sectors of employment in foreign countries.

The government discourages sending Sri Lankan women as housemaids due to social impact of the migration, especially to families with children.

However remittances from migrant workers are still one of the major income sources for the country and the majority of the expatriate Sri Lankan workers are employed as housemaids in Middle East countries.

Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment has introduced programs to train prospective migrant workers in specialized vocations with the intention of increasing the percentage of skilled workers while discouraging unskilled workers from going abroad.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan President in a chat with opposition politicians
-- [1 hour and 0 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka police detain 37 asylum seekers returned by Australia
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka opposition presidential candidate vows to protect President and security forces from war crime charges
-- [2 hours ago]
Leftist party of Sri Lanka ruling coalition to meet tomorrow to reconsider party support at presidential polls
-- [4 hours ago]
Two Sri Lankan government ministers likely to cross over to the opposition next week
-- [4 hours ago]
British High Commission celebrates UK-Sri Lanka ties with cricket teams
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka inflation drops to 1.5 percent in November 2014, food prices increase
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka minister's son and six others granted bail
Sri Lanka's ruling party national list MP resigns from parliament
Sri Lanka Defense Secretary calls on nations to share intelligence to combat transnational crime

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.