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Sri Lanka : Over 450 overstaying Sri Lankan migrant workers in Qatar take up amnesty offer

Posted by jaypee 249 days ago Sri Lanka
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Oct 17, Colombo: More than 450 Sri Lankan expatriates overstaying their visas in Qatar took advantage in the first months of a three-month amnesty offered by the Ministry of Interior last month, a Sri Lankan embassy official said yesterday.


The amnesty period for illegal residents to leave Qatar without facing any legal consequences for overstaying in Read More

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Legislation sought to ensure Lankan migrant workers can vote

Posted by jaypee 282 days ago Sri Lanka
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The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families has called on the Government to bring legislation to ensure the right to vote for Sri Lankan migrant workers residing abroad.


The Committee regrets that despite its previous recommendation as well as the recommendation of the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission and fifteen y Read More

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Sri Lanka : Illegal Sri Lankan migrant workers in Qatar get three-month amnesty

Posted by jaypee 288 days ago Sri Lanka
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Sept 08, Colombo: Ministry of Interior of Qatar has declared a three-month amnesty period for the illegally staying migrant workers to leave the country.


The amnesty is in force from 1st September to 1st December 2016. Accordingly, the Sri Lankan migrant workers, who have been living in Qatar without extending their visa, are allowed to return home dur Read More

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Sri Lanka : Over 100 harassed migrant workers return to country from Kuwait

Posted by jaypee 496 days ago Sri Lanka
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Feb 13, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government brought back over 100 harassed migrant workers to the country today from Kuwait.


A group of 104 migrant workers who faced various harassments while seeking employment opportunities in Kuwait have returned to the island aboard two aircraft this morning, the Foreign Employment Bureau said.


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Over 100 SL domestic workers return - allegedly suffered abuse in Kuwait, Saudi, UAE

Posted by jaypee 505 days ago Sri Lanka
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Around 150 Sri Lankan domestic workers who were employed overseas and subject to abuse, arrived in the  country on February 3.


Our correspondent said that the domestic workers were employed in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait were brought to the country with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau.


A majority of the domestic workers were Read More

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Colombo Process meeting concludes with far reaching decisions

Posted by jaypee 593 days ago Sri Lanka
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A two-day Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Colombo Process (CP) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 4-5 November 2015 has resulted in far reaching concrete decisions and recommendations aimed at advancing collective efforts for safe and skilled labour migration management by sending countries in Asia. These include the setting up of a Colombo Process Technical Support Unit (CP TSU) in Col

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SLBFE workers suspended for helping human smugglers | Daily News Online : Sri Lanka's National News

Posted by jaypee 624 days ago Sri Lanka
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Four employees of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), who were alleged to have helped human smugglers, have been suspended with immediate effect on the orders of Minister Thalatha Athukorala. According to a bureau spokesman, the SLBFE officers who were suspended from duty had been working at the Katunayake airport.


The four officers were alleged to have helped rack Read More

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Guaranteed wages and security of employment recommended for local domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 799 days ago Sri Lanka
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A recent research study on protecting domestic workers in Sri Lanka has recommended a guaranteed minimum wage, decent working conditions, social security, proper registration and laws on personal safety.

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