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By Indika Sri Aravinda


The Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau says that they have decided not to send domestic workers to Jordan if the domestic workers are to receive a pay less than 200 US Dollars.

According to the bureau the Jordan recruitment agency has informed the Foreign Employment Bureau that they are ready to provide a salary less than 200 US Dollars.

The Additional General Manager of the bureau L.K. Ruhunage said the bureau will not permit domestic workers to go to Jordan as the salary is too low.

He said that the bureau is willing to take measures to send domestic workers to anyone who is willing to pay a salary more than 200 US  Dollars. 

The foreign employment bureau has recommended that a salary not less than US 200 should be paid for domestic workers no matter which country they work in.  (Daily Mirror online)
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  • Elaris Wednesday, 11 August 2010 12:56 AM

    Time has come to stop sending our sisters inorder to buy transsistors.

    Geronimo Wednesday, 11 August 2010 01:34 AM

    All well and good. But could the Employment Bureau dictate terms to Jordan or for that matter any other country? Would it not be better to negotiate with them? And besides SL pays a pittance to its own workforce here at home and grumble about wage increases that had been promised. So how can it expect anything better from others? And would it not be the choice of whoever want to go to Jordan for employment and not the Bureau's??

    AAn Balan Wednesday, 11 August 2010 01:53 AM

    Should have done so long before

    perera007 Wednesday, 11 August 2010 12:41 PM

    $200?? is that a Joke??? what can you even do with 200 a month? It should be a minimum of $500 a month.

    Ronnie Wednesday, 11 August 2010 12:58 PM

    You find them another job then. We need more jobs. For that we need more industry. For that we need to leave this primitive socialist mindset and help the business owner and factories.

    lasantha de silva Wednesday, 11 August 2010 10:16 AM

    We Should not send any of our Mothers & Daughters in the first place. We have a saying "GEDARA BUDUN AMMA" , yet we send them as slaves for a few Dollars. We should be ashamed. Put a stop to this shameless act now.


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