January 15, 2015 | Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Hon. Thalatha Atukorale assuming Duties
We wish Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Hon. Thalatha Atukorale to uplift the foreign employment industry in Sri Lanka towards global aspirations. There are over 1.7 million Sri Lankan employees based overseas and this figure would also reach the two million mark by the end of the year. Foreign Employment industry generates foreign exchange to our country. Numbers suggest that foreign remittance to Sri Lanka will touch more than US $ 10 billion mark by the end of this year. Sri Lanka foreign employment agency target to move away from ‘House Maids’ and ‘labor’ jobs to more industrial and other skilled employment jobs.
May 03, 2013
Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Agency has been successfully dispatched a batch of graduated school teachers and lecturers to the island of Seychelles successfully. This was a great opportunity for Sri Lankan employees who have completed the degrees , having teaching experience and seeking foreign employment. SLFEA opened the gates for this valuable opportunity by communicating directly with the Seychelles government through the Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare. The minister honorable Dilan Perera, the chairman of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment Mr. Amal Senalankadhikara, the chairman of Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Agency Mr. Senaka D. Abeygoonasekera and host of other dignitaries gave away air tickets to migrant workers appointed as teachers in the Seychelles Island. The Minister said that migrant workers earned 6 Billion USD for the country making them the highest foreign exchange earner of the country at the press conference held at Grand Oriental Hotel.
November 05, 2012
A batch of skilled Garment industry workers departed from Sri Lanka to Mauritius Island on 1st November 2012. This group left the island as the first part of the job order secured by Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Agency from Compagnie Mauricienne de Textile Ltée (CMT). This is the first time that a large batch of Sri Lankans found employment opportunity with government protection at a reputed international apparel manufacturing company such as CMT of Mauritius. With the guidance from Mr.Senaka D. Abeygoonasekera, the chairman of Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Agency, Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Agency has been able to capitalize this opportunity to send over hundreds of workers to the Mauritius. As the sole state owned foreign recruitment agency, Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Agency is finding the best and secured foreign employment options for Sri Lankans.More