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Minister Dilan Perera says government has minimized sending Sri Lankan migrant workers to troublesome sectors of employment

Posted by jacobo 53 days ago Sri Lanka
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Minister Dilan Perera says government has minimized sending Sri Lankan migrant workers to controversial sectors of employment.  The government's policy is to sending skilled workers to foreign employments as much as possible. The Foreign employment bureau has been able to increase the income received through Sri Lankan migrant workers.

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Sri Lanka curtails sending unskilled migrant workers to controversial sectors of employment

Posted by jacobo 53 days ago Sri Lanka
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May 31, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has minimized sending unskilled migrant workers to controversial sectors of employment in foreign countries, the Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Dilan Perera said.

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Migrant workers’ camps closed due to unhygienic conditions

Posted by jacobo 53 days ago India
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Camps of migrant workers in seven places in the district were shut down for failing to comply with rules set by the Labour and Health departments.

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Temporary ban on hiring Nepal maids

Posted by jacobo 56 days ago Nepal
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DOHA: Nepal has imposed a temporary ban on the recruitment of its women as housemaids in Gulf countries, according to a senior diplomat.

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US$ 200 million loan from ADB to support Sri Lanka's Skills Sector Development Program

Posted by jacobo 56 days ago Sri Lanka
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May 29, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government Monday signed two loan agreements with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to obtain financial assistance of US$ 200 million to implement the government's Skills Sector Development Program (SSDP) that is aimed at increasing the employability of the Sri Lankan workforce, particularly youth.

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Illegal entry points on Afghan border closed

Posted by jacobo 57 days ago Afghanistan
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“We have closed all illegal crossing points on the Pak-Afghan border. The Pakistan Army will not replace the Frontier Corps on the Pak-Afghan border, but the army personnel will stay on the border points where they are already deployed,” he said at a briefing after visiting the Chaman border along with the chief of Balochistan Frontier Corps.

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Boost Govt efforts to prevent exploitation of migrant workers: UN Special Rap.

Posted by jacobo 57 days ago Sri Lanka
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The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau today called on the Government of Sri Lanka to boost efforts made in terms of preventing exploitation and abuse of Sri Lankan migrant workers.

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Posted by jacobo 57 days ago Afghanistan
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Afghan refugees in Turkey have entered their seventh week of protests, demanding equal and fair treatment in their application procedure, as they struggle to make their voices heard amid indifference and growing pressure from authorities.

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