Sri Lanka to sign MoU with Saudi Arabia

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Foreign Employment and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera said the Sri Lankan Government is on the verge of signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Saudi Arabian government in connection with migrant Sri Lankan workers.

He told media conference where air tickets were awarded to teachers who had found employment in the Seychelles Islands, that the government had signed MOUs with the governments of Oman and Kuwait.

“For the first time ever the Saudi Arabian government had agreed to sign an MOU regarding migrant workers after it had repeatedly rejected such requests previously. The MOUs will include the welfare measures necessary to protect Lankan migrant workers. We have also signed similar MOUs with the governments of Oman and Kuwait,” the minister said.

He also said discussions were being held to introduce a quota system on the recruitment of housemaids to the Middle East.( Hafeel Farisz& Lahiru Pothmulla)
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  • Muhammad Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Srilanka need more & more foreign currency at what ever cost to pay 8.5% interest to China. via DM Android App

    Muhammad Tuesday, 05 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Normally dontions from middle east & at exorbitant interest from china, interest money always result waste like H'tota harbour, mattala airport. via DM Android App

    Andy Monday, 04 March 2013 08:17 AM

    Is these actions are good? where is this balu senawa? go and protest for these things?

    Mohammed Monday, 04 March 2013 09:50 AM

    Sharia law is good for the victims, not for the criminals.

    Saman Monday, 04 March 2013 08:16 AM

    Saudi has Shariah law, even in future any one committed any offence KSA impose shariah law. Muslims are bad, shariah law is bad, then why the hell signing MOU with KSA send your people to europe, china or thailand let see how they treat.

    Sim Monday, 04 March 2013 08:18 AM

    What are the benefit to the migrant workers on this MOU.

    Alavi Monday, 04 March 2013 10:12 AM

    why not ministry ban housemaid work in KSA. Rizana's case is just one-off incident and over 4 decades millions of poor families are depended primarily on foreign income.

    Andy Monday, 04 March 2013 10:26 AM

    i forgot to mention one thing. don't try to fool the international media. they are closely monitoring the things in SL.

    BM Monday, 04 March 2013 10:37 AM

    So you agree that that poor muslim girl's execution is justified!! It's a shame on you

    NationBoy Monday, 04 March 2013 10:44 AM

    Where is the shameless Bikkus campaigning against Muslims? You all begging to world Muslims but in local you want treat them as slaves.

    saman kumara Monday, 04 March 2013 10:50 AM

    is the MOU for beheaded?

    Ranjit Monday, 04 March 2013 08:58 AM

    MOU is to sell our innocent women.

    asoka Monday, 04 March 2013 10:56 AM

    oi..dilan...thamuseta pissuda oi...?

    Nimmi Monday, 04 March 2013 08:55 AM

    Why didn't the minister ban sending our woman to the kingdom. Is it because this is one of SL's main source foreign income ?

    Sri l Monday, 04 March 2013 09:05 AM

    All earning in KSA are HALAL

    jayantha silva Monday, 04 March 2013 09:03 AM

    He is putting on a boru show . When is the next shopping trip to Dubai with the family ??

    Roshan Monday, 04 March 2013 09:03 AM

    Dear Saman
    then tell your prople not to go to Any Middle east countries
    but other countries won't take sri lankas

    Roshan Monday, 04 March 2013 09:06 AM

    Muslim and Sharih law is bad but middle east money and charity / Housing projets are good for your fellows

    Lumbini Monday, 04 March 2013 09:08 AM

    It is sad to hear this kind of MOUs allowing women to do hard labour work in places like SA.

    MLS Monday, 04 March 2013 09:11 AM

    Because other countries dont want our unskilled workers, Use your brain for thinking not your other side, Who is going to earn the $6 billion annual income to SL if not for these migrant workers

    Elakiri Monday, 04 March 2013 12:00 AM

    Ayyo...our fools... Numericals from 1 to 9 came from Arabs. Only 0 came from India. That is why it is called Indo-Arabic numerics. If our idiots don't want middle east money, before that we need to change our numerals to something else. Can't change to Roman numerals, because we people are against that too. via DM Android App


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