SLBFE gave Rs 8.6 mn in loans to 118 persons

They returned to Sri Lanka after dispute over working hours

By Jayantha de Silva

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign employment has granted loans to the tune of Rs.8.6 million to 118 persons to assist them to secure employment at the Korean Daewo Corporation in Libya, but, according to Minister of Foreign Employment and Welfare Dilan Perera, they had to return home due to differences with the management over their working hours.

At a recent meeting held in this connection, the Miniser said that certain politicians exploit insignificant issues to sabotage the complex and sensitive foreign employment process through which Sri Lankans earn between Rs.40,000 and 50,000 per month.

He said that no insurance entity awards compensation outside its agreements with policy holders.

He acknowledged that there had been certain shortcomings on the part of some employment agents which contributed to migrant workers facing trouble in foreign countries when they go there for employment.

The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Kingsley Ranawaka and its General Manager Harischandra Batagoda also addressed the meeting.

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