No restriction on jobs in Iraq

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All restrictions on employment opportunities for Sri Lankans in Iraq have been removed, the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau said.

The decision has been made since the situation in Iraq had become calmer when compared to the time it started, Chairman SLFEB Kingsley Ranawaka said.

  Comments - 12

  • Karthik Wednesday, 26 January 2011 10:28 AM

    situation in Iraq had become calmer???? I think Kingsley Ranawaka is comparing Iraq with Sri lanka. Good job.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 26 January 2011 10:46 AM

    But the Philippines have re-iterated the ban to protect its nationals. Looks like Sri Lanka is not bothered at all as to what happens to its nationals as long as they go overses and remit dollars so that the politicians can live in luxury.

    TMA Wednesday, 26 January 2011 11:23 AM

    According to the financially sorry situation SL is in, they would even send workers 2 war torn dangerous places

    Konde bendapu china Wednesday, 26 January 2011 12:01 PM

    I don t think there is environment that you can work peacefully right now,those who want to go there must think twice

    Anemagekata Wednesday, 26 January 2011 12:04 PM

    For our politicians priority number one is money. Priority number two is money. And priority number three is also money. And lives of Sri Lankans is a distant fourth.

    Dr.Rajeev Wednesday, 26 January 2011 12:08 PM

    It will be a suicidal attempt if one goes to Iraq for employment.No control of law and order.Conditions are much worse there than the LTTE days in Lanka.All countries are discouraging their citizens to go and work over there

    Razor Blade Wednesday, 26 January 2011 12:23 PM

    This is sending citizens to death. True we need foreign revenue, not at the expense of poor people’s life. It is a shame how they value humans.

    Nalaka Weerakkody Wednesday, 26 January 2011 01:11 PM

    They need foreign exchange at any cost, is he willing to travel to Basra or Bagdad even with protection

    Cobra Wednesday, 26 January 2011 01:27 PM

    After all there is hardly any difference between here and there, except for the bombs and living with bombs all these years we Lankans have come to accept them wherever we are. At least the money is good over there!

    meranchi Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:01 PM

    very careful any movement suicide bomb can blast

    sandman Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:08 PM

    This is not new, we have many Lankans working inside the Green Zone in Baghdad, although right now, the job positions inside the Green Zone are being trimmed down, as the Americans are slowly leaving Iraq.

    I Hussein Thursday, 27 January 2011 05:23 AM

    Absolutely Nalaka.
    I have met some Americans who live withing the camp and never stepped out of it. They are only taken straight to Airport (fly to Bahrain first) when go on vacations.
    Desperate for funds as the treasury is dying out by extravagant wastage.


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