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* 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.

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