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South Korea to provide employment for Sri Lankans, including in seasonal work

"Possibility of short-term provision of human resources required in Korea only for the harvesting season"

April 4, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s mothers should avoid foreign employment: Minister

Mothers of infants should avoid working abroad, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Women’s Affairs, Geetha Kumarasinghe, has sa...

April 2, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka increases minimum wage by Rs5,000

National minimum salary to be increased by 5,000 rupees, from 12,500 rupees to 17,500 rupees

March 27, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka, Israel sign deals for more workers to feed war machine

Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara has said he signed several agreements

March 22, 2024 3 min read
IMF urges transparency in Sri Lanka Central Bank’s salary benchmarking

The Central Bank's salary hike has angered public sector employees

Prison labour earns Sri Lanka 116 million rupees in 2023: State Minister

Sri Lanka’s Department of Prisons has earned 116 million rupees through inmate labour, particularly that of women

Sri Lanka's prison inmates officially join labour workforce

Entrepreneurs and industrialists are invited to set up industries in the prison premises,

February 13, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to certify, regulate RAC and MAC technicians

NVQ will be introduced by PUCSL for technicians who do not have a recognized professional qualification now.

Apsara Rodrigo
January 24, 2024 2 min read

Saudi Arabia lowers salary ceiling for Sri Lanka housemaids: report

Saudi Arabia has cut the maximum limits for recruiting domestic labour services.

January 18, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka's tuk tuk drivers to be registered, issued QR code

A database containing details of tuk tuk (three-wheeler) drivers will be introduced and drivers will be issued a QR code

January 17, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka ministers meet health unions over 35,000 rupee demand

Several health sector unions struck work demanding a 35,000 rupee allowance given to doctors.

January 17, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka UDA to finalise investment for 22 development projects

Another 5 projects are in clearance.

Nethmi Rajawasam
January 11, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka's economic crisis forced people into second jobs: Survey

Employed individuals encountered changes in their main job due to the economic crisis.

January 9, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka official remittances up 57-pct to $5.97 bln in 2023; improved FX policy helps

The last year's annual remittances recorded their highest since 2019

January 7, 2024 1 min read

No restrictions in foreign employment for mothers: Sri Lanka labor ministry

Parental responsibility belongs to both the mother and father.

Apsara Rodrigo
January 2, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka New Employment Bill will include transgender workers' rights: Minister

The new employment bill, expected to be ready by next month, will ensure that discrimination would not continue

Apsara Rodrigo
January 2, 2024 1 min read
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Sri Lanka new employment laws will hold employers accountable: Minister

Updating employment laws to hold all employers accountable for working conditions and facilities they provide workers

December 18, 2023 2 min read

Mismatch between Sri Lanka's migrant workers and global demand: World Bank report

To become globally competitive, Sri Lanka's workforce must gain technical competencies and higher-order cognitive skills

Apsara Rodrigo
December 14, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lankan migrant workers for Japan civil aviation sector

Sri Lankans to work in Japan's Civil Aviation sector, Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment said

December 8, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka plans accreditation for every profession

We hope to introduce many more professional associations like the Bar Association

December 7, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka-UAE trade exceeded USD3.9bn in last two years: Ambassador

UAE is one of Sri Lanka’s largest trading partners in the Middle East

Nethmi Rajawasam
November 27, 2023 2 min read

Sending Sri Lankans to work in Israel is insensitive: Legislator

Sending our workers to a country that is committing war crimes is like sending workers to nazi Germany

November 23, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka inks deal to send workers to Israel

Workers are required for agricultural activities in the warring state.

Apsara Rodrigo
November 21, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka must include informal sector workers in social security system: Minister

Sri Lanka needs to protect daily wage earners, domestic workers, and allow them to join retirement funds like EPF, ETF

Nethmi Rajawasam
November 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka migrant workers contribute 517.4 million US dollars: Minister

Received $517.4 million in remittances for the month of October, bringing the total to $7.6 billion since May 2022

November 14, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's returning female migrant workers don't plan for long-term sustainability: study

They rarely see the need for such reintegration as they do not understand the economic and labour market realities.

November 9, 2023 5 min read
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