In addition to the 10,000 job quota approved by the Malaysian Government, an additional 10,000 job quota has been set aside for members of the Security Forces, Labour and Foreign Employment Minister Manusha Nanayakkara said.
He said this while participating in an award ceremony for foreign employment agencies that was held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo yesterday.
“We are now exploring new destinations. During that time, Malaysia became a unique destination. The previous Malaysian Government approved a quota of 10,000 jobs for Sri Lankans. In addition to this 10,000 job quota, we were able to get another job quota approved by the current Malaysian Government, starting with 10,000 and going up to 100,000. It is for the members of the Security Sector of this country,” the Minister said.
“This is a state-to-state agreement. Similarly, in the future, it has been planned to move towards a monthly foreign remittance target of one billion dollars,” he said.
“Therefore, the goal and responsibility of directing the largest number of people in history to foreign jobs have been entrusted to the employment agencies, and we as the Government are focusing our attention on the welfare of the migrant workers,” Minister Nanayakkara said.
He said the Foreign Employment Agency Act has been prepared. There, the necessary background to work with pride in the field has been strengthened, and provisions have been made to remove the wrongdoers from the field of foreign employment forever. (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)
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