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Colombo, Nov 23, (Daily Mirror) - The recruitment of Sri Lankans for around 1000 employment opportunities offered by Israel recently is mired in controversy due to lack of transparency in the process, Daily Mirror learns.

Besides, the Sri Lankan mission in Tel Aviv has strictly been asked not to make any public remarks about these employment slots for work in the agriculture sector of that country.

The offer is a government to government contract and therefore the youth selected for work in Israel are not required to pay anything more than the approved fees involved.

However, there are complaints about agents of politicians charging more for selecting people for new employment opportunities.

A source familiar with the process said the approved rates will amount to around Rs.300,000 and therefore there is no need to charge extra from prospective job seekers. An informed source said Israel offered a quota of 2000 jobs as caregivers for Sri Lankans but the country had been able to send only 650 so far.

Besides, Daily Mirror learns that the authorities of South Korea are also perturbed over corruption involved in the selection of employees to be sent under the quota offered to Sri Lanka. Job seekers are charged exorbitantly when selecting for employment through the selected agencies. “When people are asked to pay so much, only a few people can do. Therefore, all the slots have not been secured yet,” the source said.

Several attempts to get a comment from the Foreign Employment Promotion Minister Manusha Nanayakkara failed.


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  • Another man in Gota's shoes Thursday, 23 November 2023 08:59 AM

    If there happens to another Aragalaya, somebody might find millions of Rupees, in the office of the minister concerned. Just like Gota, this man too as no time to count money.

    Hard Truth Thursday, 23 November 2023 10:49 AM

    This is a common news. Even registered post man needs commis to survice in this nation.

    Disappointed job seeker Thursday, 23 November 2023 11:34 AM

    If you don’t pay minister and Sri Lanka foreign employment bureau chairman then no licensed agency can send….

    Mahila Thursday, 23 November 2023 11:57 PM

    ‘LICENSE ISSUANCE’ has been the BANE OF THIS COUNTRY and POINT OF INITIATION of all CORRUPTION, BRIBERY UNDERHAND AFFAIRS, which thankfully, due to IMF, Ronnie De Mel and JRJ, DONE AWAY WITH in 1977, inaugurating FREE MARKET ECONOMY!!!??? Dumped, Import/Export, Foreign Exchange, Food control, Toddy-Tapping Control etc., DID AWAY along with QUEUES!!?? Why in Heavens' Name was those BAD CONTROLS, re-introduced once again – LABOUR EXPORT market!!!??? All Woes start – SLFP led Retarded governments 1956, 1960, 1970, 1994 – ill-educated “Bath-Kade” Mudalalis, glorified GN’s!!!

    UAli Thursday, 23 November 2023 12:39 PM

    Like in health ministry, corruption starts from top, that flows down to lower levels

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Thursday, 23 November 2023 12:43 PM

    Inform C.I.D. to net the people involved in corruption.

    Be Fair Thursday, 23 November 2023 01:31 PM

    Sir Failed in this instance too, Remittance Permit: also left ne

    Potta Harry Thursday, 23 November 2023 01:48 PM

    Minister may be busy with counting money. Please call him later.

    Sokrates Thursday, 23 November 2023 01:50 PM

    In EU countries it is not allowed to charge job seekers any fees. Not even for tickets. This is punishable. Everything has to be paid for by the employer. Such a law must also be introduced in Sri Lanka. This prevents corruption. The job agencies must also be paid by the employer if he commissions a job agency.

    AJ Thursday, 23 November 2023 06:09 PM

    Keep an eye, certainly minister place his henchmen in crucial places to profit out of these employments

    Tissa Fernando Thursday, 23 November 2023 07:49 PM

    Maneesha Nanayakkara is the most corrupt person in the government who has a flamboyant life style , it is a fact that his wife travels abroad very frequently with her friends and relatives with some expenses being paid by the ministry. Their beauty expenses are all paid by the Ministry. So in order to bear the remaining expenses he has to earn money from these recruits.

    Pushpakumara Friday, 24 November 2023 10:45 AM

    This greedy minister's stupidity has led to hundreds of professional ship welders leaving from Colombo dockyard to South Korea for short term benefits. First nail in the coffin to end Sri Lanka's only shipbuilding industry. I am sure we will never become an industrialized nation. Comment is from an officer from the industrial Mins.

    Patcitz Friday, 24 November 2023 12:31 PM

    Manusha is a known CORRUPT politician, crisscrossing here and there to achieve his mean political advantages. Believe, they will be kicked out by the people next year if the election is conducted honestly without the interference of the US hegemony, plot, and/or conspiracy.

    Galle man Friday, 24 November 2023 01:03 PM

    Honesty is not in minister manusha’s policy,he only keen in how to make profit out of the prevailing situation,a person without principle,

    Hora mina Saturday, 25 November 2023 09:22 AM

    This is what happens when a leader of a country states" It's ok to steal as long as you don't get caught".


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