SL to sign labour agreement with Saudi

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As part of a comprehensive plan to streamline the domestic service sector, Saudi Arabia has decided to sign agreements with six labor-exporting countries including Sri Lanka to recruit domestic helpers.
“Saudi Arabian Labor Minister Adel Fakeih will travel to New Delhi on Wednesday to ink the new labor pact for the recruitment of domestic workers from India,” Dr. Ahmed F. Al-Fahaid, deputy labor minister for international affairs, told Arab News.

Al-Fahaid pointed out that “India is the second country after the Philippines to endorse a historic labor cooperation agreement for domestic workers.”
Sri Lanka will ink a similar labor pact in the Saudi capital on Jan. 14, 2014 he said. Major labor-exporting countries, such as Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam and Cambodia, are also working closely with the Kingdom to sign the agreement in the near future, he said. 

  Comments - 14

  • Abdul Wednesday, 01 January 2014 12:39 PM

    i dont when will this slave trade come to an end ? please stop sending our women to arabia.

    Hafsal Wednesday, 01 January 2014 08:01 AM

    Dear Jansz, are you going to pay the loans or contribute major portion to the SL economy. Do we have enough resources and lands to build all the sectors in SL and recruit people. Talk practically not emotionally.

    Governr E Wednesday, 01 January 2014 08:03 AM

    No Jobs, No Money, No Milk, and tomorrow No Water.. is the future for our poor people.. No other choice than work for other soils..

    shero Wednesday, 01 January 2014 01:48 AM

    I thought sri lanka will not send man power to middle east. So sri lanka still in square one economically no improvments all eye wash.

    Jansz Wednesday, 01 January 2014 02:56 AM

    Don't send Sri Lankans to this dirty country. We have had experienced enough in the past. Time for the government to take alternative measures to manage the human resource within the country. Stop sending educated to Europe and the non-skilled to Middle east. Open industries in Sri Lanka to employ them.

    dharmapala Wednesday, 01 January 2014 03:33 AM

    srilankan unable to go to westran countries, it pitty of the government and uneducated ministers , they did not sudy in inlish languge as a subjects, rich and professnal childran study in english,medium

    Jude Wednesday, 01 January 2014 03:35 AM

    This human capital export from Sri Lanka, should only be considered for semi and full skilled Labour. This is the best way forward when deeling with labour.

    dharmapala Wednesday, 01 January 2014 03:58 AM

    please stop centing house mates to middil east, they suffering the treated by muslim,they also unable to go to westran countries lake of english education,

    Vizier Wednesday, 01 January 2014 04:02 AM

    Jansz have you studied the economic benefits to the country when we send foreign workers to the Middle East ? If we stop, our foreign earnings(remittance) falls, which results in us borrowing more to fill the gap ! Besides, despite the isolated incidents, many do go, because earnings are high ! So stop being so nonsensical..type when your sober enough !

    jamalji Wednesday, 01 January 2014 04:08 AM

    KSA is not a democratic country where there is no religious tolerance under wahabism , a theory of cruel minds. Sri Lanka should discourage Sri Lankans (indirectly) to go there even for religious obligation. One day, this country will be destroyed not by its neighbours but by its mendor America to the delight of world populace.

    mohan Wednesday, 01 January 2014 04:13 AM

    Pls pls not to saudi there attitude will not change

    Anticleon Wednesday, 01 January 2014 05:17 AM

    It's our own people who send the helpless citizens to this barbaric country. That's the saddest part.

    shekan Wednesday, 01 January 2014 05:53 AM

    i think only country who needs maids are middle east European countries they dont have any maid services, Where ever srilankan goes countries like hong kong they seek political asylum and doing illegal stuff So who is going to give them work? Pity scene our people coudnt earn any money in our own sand

    mohamed asfar Friday, 03 January 2014 05:34 AM

    when women can earn money in sri lanka definitely they will stop travelling to other countries for job. for women with family it is not a joy ride but necessary journey to hell.

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