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From November onwards, the salaries of Sri Lankans employed in Qatar will no longer be paid in cash but through bank accounts, the Foreign Employment Ministry announced today.

This has been decided by Qatar Labour and Social Services Minister Abdulla Saliya Al Khulaifi after discussions with Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Athukorala during her recent visit to the Middle East.

The Qatar minister said the new move would ensure that the employees’ salaries were safe and secure. He said there had been several complaints when salaries were paid in cash.

"With this move, we hope to resolve complaints about employers not paying the stipulated salariesto employees or failing to pay their salaries altogether," he said.

Minister Athukorala thanked the Qatar Labour Minister and said the ties between Sri Lanka and Qatar would be strengthened with talks to be held in December between the two countries.

She said action would be taken against those who continue to remain in Qatar despite the expiry of their work visas.  

The minister said though some 145,000 Sri Lankans were employed in Qatar, only107,000 have registered withour Embassy in Qatar.

During her visit, she also met Sri Lankans who were displaced after having had problems with their employers. The minister assured that arrangements would be made to bring them back to Sri Lanka as soon as possible. (Piyumi Fonseka)
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  • Roshan Wijenayake Monday, 21 September 2015 01:26 PM

    This is very good move.When I was working in Qatar as an Accountant, salary packeting and distribution was a big hazzle for me then as it was so coplexed and tensin job. I this this decisin should be fraisedfull.

    fernando Tuesday, 22 September 2015 07:53 PM

    Good idea

    Eresh Monday, 21 September 2015 03:12 PM

    This has nothing to do with officials visit to SL. Not only sri lankans all should be paid through bank from November.

    Rohan Monday, 21 September 2015 03:13 PM

    So the PAYE tax comes later?

    Hussain shamil Monday, 21 September 2015 03:20 PM

    good move but hope it works out via DM Android App


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