Sri Lanka students allowed to work in new UK immigration route

ECONOMYNEXT – UK has launched new visa for students from Sri Lanka and other territories to remain in Britain two years after graduation and work in a new immigration route, the British Commission said.

“This is excellent news for Sri Lankan students who want to study overseas,” UK High Commissioner for Colombo Sarah Hulton said.

“It will give them the flexibility to build on a first class UK education with the opportunity to work and get life experience. It’s a win-win for the UK and for Sri Lanka.”

The new ‘graduate immigration route’ will apply from the 2020/2021 academic year, the British High Commission said.

“It demonstrates our global outlook and will ensure that we continue to attract the best and brightest,” British Home Secretary Priti Patel said.

The route will be available to all students who have successfully completed a course of study at undergraduate level or above at a recognised Higher Education Provider.

They can stay and work or look for work, for two years following the completion of their education. (Colombo/Sept14/2019)