UAE to take stern action against illegal immigration | Sri Lanka News


Labour and Foreign Employment Minister Manusha Nanayakkara said that the UAE has decided to take stern action against those who facilitate illegal immigration into their country.

The decision was announced during minister Nanayakkara's official visit to the UAE.

During the meeting the UAE Human Resources Minister Dr. Abdulrahman Abdulmannan Al Awar assured Minister Manusha Nanayakkara that his country will take stern action against those who bring foreign workers into the country through illegal methods.

Minister Nanayakkara had explained to the UAE minister about difficulties faced by Sri Lankans who come in search of jobs to UAE on visit visas as a result of various scams by individuals and organized groups.

He also explained that efforts are taken to make the public aware of the perils of seeking foreign employment opportunities through a visit visa.

The UAE minister responded positively to the  request made by Nanayakkara to provide more job opportunities in UAE for skilled workers from Sri Lanka.

The joint technical committee that was set up in 2021 between the two countries will continue to discuss technical details on how to prevent human trafficking through visit visas to UAE.

He said a program will be implemented by mapping the qualification framework of the two countries that will recognize the qualifications of Sri Lankan migrant workers.
 
Minister Nanayakkara explained that 35,572 Sri Lankan workers obtained employment opportunities through the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment last year which accounts for 11.4% of the total departures in Sri Lanka. This is a 27 percent increase in 2022 compared to 2021. (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)

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