Excellence Awards 2014
Greenway Agencies (Pvt) Ltd was lifted to Four Star Category in recognition of its valuable contribution to the Foreign Employment Industry. Greenway Agencies maintain a clear recruiting policy that is accredited by the Sri Lankan Government and the Sri Lankan Foreign Employment Bureau when recruiting and supplying foreign job-seekers to the different segments of the world.
Illegal migrants mainly face issues
The foreign employment sector is still the largest foreign exchange earner of the country. On an average, 250,000 persons annually migrate to foreign countries seeking better employment. Of the total number of Sri Lankans working abroad over 90% are employed in Middle Eastern countries, according to the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment.
Commenting on the current situation of the foreign employment, Foreign Employment Ministry Secretary G.S. Withanage says the Government is paying more attention to promote foreign employment for skilled and professional categories.
Migrant workers pension scheme to be implemented soon
Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Athukorala yesterday, said the proposed pension scheme for Sri Lankan migrant workers will be implemented shortly.
“Accordingly, the migrant workers who are registered with the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) would qualify for the special pension scheme,” the Minister said.
The Minister speaking at a function in Colombo said the government and the recipient migrant workers will contribute to the plan.
“The recipients will be eligible to receive a pension after the age of 55. In case of death, the family members shall receive the benefit,” she added.