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Sri Lanka sends more workers to Israel

A total of 602 have left for agricultural positions in Israel, and more will leave in the coming days

February 20, 2024 2 min read

Israel and Sri Lanka sign direct flights deal

Sri Lanka signs direct flight agreement to facilitate sending more workers to Israel

February 15, 2024 1 min read

Forex housing loan scheme for Sri Lanka's migrant workers

Loan repayments to be made in foreign exchange while worker is employed overseas

February 13, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka, Elite discuss training private security providers for employment abroad

UK-based private security service provider discusses training centre aimed at foreign employment opportunities

January 23, 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.

Sri Lanka’s labour minister signs MoU with Japanese technical training institute

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IM Japan Institute of Japan

Sri Lanka receives 44 complaints of human trafficking this year: SLBFE

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment said its Counter Human Trafficking Unit had 44 complaints

Apsara Rodrigo
October 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka eyes Saudi investments for energy, real estate, Port City - Foreign Minister 

Sri Lanka's relationship with Saudi was hit by forced cremation under former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa

January 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka skilled workers could apply for Korea jobs amid economic crisis: Minister

Workers can earn a minimum of 850,000 rupees

September 18, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka one-day passport service to take 60 days

One-day service now costs 15,000 rupees compared to the standard 3,500 rupees

July 3, 2022 2 min read

Booster shot for Sri Lankan migrant workers: health ministry decision pending

The SLFEB has submitted the request and it is up to the health ministry to see it through, an official said.

Mahadiya Hamza
September 14, 2021 2 min read

Thousands of Migrant workers stranded in the Gulf States

Almost a year after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many Sri Lankan migrant workers remain stranded mostly in the Gulf States...

Mahadiya Hamza
March 15, 2021 5 min read

Sri Lanka repatriates 320 stranded migrant workers from Oman

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it repatriated 320 stranded migrant workers out of which more than 81 work...

February 28, 2021 1 min read

Govt has no plan to bring back stranded workers – Dr Harini Amarasuriya

Opposition MP Amarasuriya says the government has no proper procedure to repatriate Lankan workers who have lost jobs an...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 8, 2021 3 min read

More than 500 stranded foreign workers in Oman repatriated

More than 500 Sri Lankan foreign workers in Oman have been repatriated last week free of charge the Foreign Ministry sa...

January 20, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka: PCR testing capacity at International Airport drops drastically

A shortage of automated extraction reagent kits cuts tests to 600 per day as arrivals are ramped up

Imesh Ranasinghe
January 15, 2021 3 min read
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Sri Lanka will continue repatriation but at a slower pace – Foreign Secy

Sri Lanka will continue the repatriation of Sri Lankans abroad at a slow pace due to the capacity of the quarantine cent...

January 4, 2021 2 min read

Govt to pay compensation to families of deceased migrant workers

Sri Lanka will pay LKR 500,000 as compensation to the families of each migrant workers who died due to COVID-19 overseas...

Imesh Ranasinghe
November 19, 2020 2 min read

Young Lankan Housemaid allegedly tortured to death in Kuwait

The body of a 31-year old Sri Lankan maid who has allegedly been tortured to death in Kuwait is to be repatriated to Sri...

September 12, 2020 1 min read

Bakeer Markar makes appeal to repatriate unemployed migrant workers

Parliamentarian Imthiaz Bakeer Markar is proposing that the government prioritize the return of more than 50,000 Sri Lan...

September 12, 2020 3 min read

By using Mattala and Katunayake airports repatriation will be speeded up – officials

Sri Lanka will use two of its international airports at Katunayake and Mattala for the repatriation of Lankans abroad wh...

August 27, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka has post-poll mini-spike in Covid cases as repatriation flights resume

Sri Lanka is seeing a post-election mini-spike in Covid cases as the government resumes flights repatriating citizens pa...

August 22, 2020 2 min read

Most Sri Lankans stranded in the Middle-East can’t afford the pricey tickets home - Returnee

Sri Lanka resumed flights to bring back migrant workers from Kuwait today, but returnees say many Sri Lankans remain stu...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 20, 2020 2 min read

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been strengthened and now he has to deal with multiple crises

The result of the election has shown that the people have heeded President Rajapaksa’s call and strengthened his hand ...

Arjuna Ranawana
August 9, 2020 9 min read

Two Sri Lankans injured in massive Beirut blast that has killed dozens - Ambassador

At least one Sri Lankan is injured in the massive explosion that occurred in the Lebanese capital Beirut yesterday, Sri ...

Tharumalee Silva
August 5, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka will resume full repatriation of migrant workers from August 9 - officials

Sri Lanka will fly home some 600 migrant workers from Abu Dhabi and Dubai on July 31 and August 1, but begin full repatr...

July 29, 2020 2 min read