Over 25,000 foreign professionals working in SL

1 January 2018 07:35 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


China and India top the list which gives details of more than 25,000 foreign professionals who are being permitted to work in Sri Lanka in various fields on resident visas, Immigration and Emigration Controller General, Nihal Ranasinghe disclosed.

He said professionals from many countries were working in Sri Lanka under various job categories in several industries.

These professionals ranging from top level managers, senior executives, junior executives, skilled labourers and support staff have been issued resident visas or work visas to work in the country depending on their job requirements.

Mr. Ranasinghe said the resident visas range from three months to six months and from one year to two years or more.

The various sectors include BOI (Board of Investment) approved companies, government projects like the port city, construction of colossal commercial establishments and skyscrapers in Colombo City.

He said the Immigration and Emigration Department approved the visas for these foreign professionals in a lenient manner in view of the country’s ongoing development drive. (Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana)

  Comments - 13

  • ceylon Monday, 01 January 2018 12:26 AM

    remiveall the red tapes.lankans blame other countries for these red tape beaurocracy while lanka fo worse than others.relax rules invite more foreigners. via DM Android App

    DPerera Monday, 01 January 2018 11:30 AM

    GOSL didn't blame others. But Indian governments blaming all others while keeping their red tapes tight for foreign professionals.

    ceylon Monday, 01 January 2018 12:28 AM

    they eat herestay heremedicine hereshoping herespend heretransport here and so on.their living sell our farmers foodservicess of all kindthese creaye tens of thousands new jobs for all sectors. via DM Android App

    fairo Monday, 01 January 2018 09:10 AM

    no tax for them? like some other country

    DPerera Monday, 01 January 2018 11:26 AM

    Who said no tax for them?

    Ajith Monday, 01 January 2018 09:36 AM

    We need more foreign profession to lead the Govt own entities. Local are big buffers only.

    dulan Monday, 01 January 2018 09:55 AM

    This includes skill labor. we have over 2 million working overseas ! we need more from foreign nations to work here

    Arul Monday, 01 January 2018 10:55 AM

    Oh indians.... we are in a shark's teeth...

    RD Monday, 01 January 2018 02:57 PM

    Good that other nations do not think like that about Sri Lankans

    Nihal Monday, 01 January 2018 12:36 PM

    Indians draw 10 times salary than local CEOs.They are robbing our country in broad day light. They come under BOO visa and break all rules spouses doing jobs or running businesses.

    ceylon Monday, 01 January 2018 02:17 PM

    lankan developments totaly depend on foreigners helps.lankans even cant clean a payment.look at sround. via DM Android App

    Samson Monday, 01 January 2018 04:02 PM

    Total is much more than 25000, mainly in skilled and unskilled grades with a few hundred professionals like doctors, engineers, accountants.

    SAM Tuesday, 02 January 2018 11:11 AM

    I see a lot of Chinese workers leaving early daily to construction building sites for work as early that 7.30 AM. or even earlier than that. Looks like our workers have become professionals and are of more demand and come when ever they want.

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