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* Sri Lanka resumes sending migrant workers to Saudi Arabia
Sat, Nov 28, 2020, 10:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 28, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) says it has resumed sending migrant workers to Saudi Arabia for employment.

Saudi Arabia has suspended the recruitment of foreign workers for nearly 10 months due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus worldwide.

Even after Saudi Arabia began recruiting foreign workers, deployment to Saudi Arabia was stalled due to problems with foreign employment agencies.

An official of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) told Lankadeepa that the employment agencies had taken steps to send the group following the decision taken with the intervention of the Minister of State for Foreign Employment, Priyankara Jayaratne, to resolve the issue.

The official said that 60 Sri Lankan male workers left for Saudi Arabia this morning (28) resuming the placement of migrant workers.

He said that they were the first group of 180 workers to go abroad and are employed in the hotel and hospitality sectors in Saudi Arabia.


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