(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Steps have been taken to send 5,800 Sri Lankans, who were qualified for Korean employment, to South Korea within the next six months.
Manusha Nanayakkara, Minister of Labor and Foreign Employment and Director of the Korean Department of Human Resources and Resident Representative of Sri Lanka held discussions at the Ministry regarding the deployment of qualified workers for Korean employment.
Mr. Nanayakkara drew the attention of the Korean Human Resources Department to the delay in sending Sri Lankan workers who are eligible to leave for Korea for employment.
The resident representative of the Korean Human Resources Department agreed to provide a positive solution and assured that 5800 qualified Sri Lankan workers would be brought to Korea within the next six months.
Accordingly, from next week, one flight per week will carry 200 Sri Lankan workers to Korea, and later two flights per week will be introduced.
Minister Manusha Nanayakkara called for more Korean job opportunities for Sri Lanka, which was well received by the Sri Lankan Resident Representative of the Korean Human Resources Department.
Officials of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment were also present at the discussion.