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* Job opportunities for Sri Lankans in South Korea at risk due to protests
Sat, Jul 12, 2014, 09:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Dilan Perera says the employment opportunities for Sri Lankans in South Korea are at risk due to protests in Colombo.

The Minister said that a group of Sri Lankan youth who were not given employment in South Korea although they passed the Korean Language Proficiency Examination had held protests in Colombo city against the governments of Sri Lanka and Korea.

The Human Resources Development Institute of South Korea has informed the Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion that Republic of Korea would re-consider recruiting Sri Lankans for employment in South Korea, the Minister said.

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) has decided to remove 2,541 applicants qualified for jobs in South Korea from the list as they have not received employment yet.

The Foreign Employment Bureau's move has come under severe protest from the foreign employment applicants.

The applicants passed the Korean Language Proficiency Examination in 2011 but they were not selected for employment in South Korea. The applicants say that it is unfair that those who passed the proficiency test in 2012 and 2013 were granted jobs while they didnít receive opportunities in Korea.

SLBFE said in a statement that selection for employment in South Korea is a transparent global recruitment system where no outside party can influence the recruitment or the selection procedure, including the Sending party (Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment) and the Receiving party (HRD Korea).

Only Korean employers can select job seekers from the Job seekers' roster after they are recommended randomly by the Ministry of Employment and Labor in Korea.

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