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Sri Lanka has entered into an agreement with Israel to send workers to be employed in the latter’s agricultural sector, Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Bandula Gunawardana said.

He said the Cabinet of Ministers this week approved a proposal in this regard submitted by Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment. “In terms of the said agreement, the Population, Immigration and Territory Authority of that country expects to recruit labour for agricultural activities of Israel,” the Department of Government Information said.

Gunawardana assured that Sri Lankan workers will be provided with first-class security. 

Currently Israel is involved in a war with Hamas in Gaza Strip. Recently, the remains of a Sri Lankan who tragically died due to the Israel-Hamas war were brought back to Sri Lanka. 


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  • Waco Wednesday, 22 November 2023 08:05 AM

    Agriculture sector including plant ion industries are suffering due to lack of labour. Sri Lankan ministers are keen to send Sri Lankans as slaves to other countries pure to get Dollars. There will not be any development within Sri Lanka.

    Suhada malli Wednesday, 22 November 2023 08:17 AM

    Excellent move. Please also look at research and collaboration with agro tech and irrigation tech with Israeli universities and our universities and department of agriculture. They have AI driven technology for water management which will be useful for our dry zones including in the North.

    Thomas Dharmachandra Wednesday, 22 November 2023 09:04 AM

    A bold decision by the the Sri Lanka Govt. Congratulations

    Ranjan Wednesday, 22 November 2023 09:39 AM

    That's not a country to send poor labourers where the ongoing war is continuing . Not at all safe and not a wise decision

    kushan perera Wednesday, 22 November 2023 11:15 AM

    When the other countries reluctant to send their Citizens to this due to security concern , our politicians boasting that they have opportunity in this war zone country. this country never live with peacefully as always expecting a rocket bomb on your door step. Our politicians need only some lump sum of Dollars for their existence.

    H.A.Sky Wednesday, 22 November 2023 11:26 AM

    Bad move. First see what is Happening in our Country. Do we have Sufficient Workers? And that also Sending to Israel is an Extra Bad move. Disappointed!

    True Lankan Wednesday, 22 November 2023 12:03 PM

    worst decision at the worse time, first of all develop the Local agriculture sector then help outside.

    Dan Wednesday, 22 November 2023 12:25 PM

    We are sending capable people to work as labourers in foreign countries. They think it's an achievement. Our country will now be known internationally as the country who export housemaids and labourers to work in farms. So much for "rata beragath verayo" - Hero's who saved the country.

    Sirithunga Amaramoli Wednesday, 22 November 2023 01:35 PM

    Why some Pin Padi MPs and their families go there? Why poor people are to this zone?


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