By:Isuru ParakramaColombo (LNW): The Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau (SLBFE) expects that nearly 300,000 people would register this year for overseas employment, Bureau General Manager Gamini Senarath Yapa said.
More than 150,000 persons have registered with the Bureau and left Sri Lanka within the 1H23, he revealed.
Nearly 311,000 people registered with the Bureau in 2022, and countries such as Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) would be the ones that they would want to migrate to, he added.
Meanwhile, an increased number of Sri Lankan migrant workers are also leaving for countries like Romania and Japan, Yapa went on, adding that there is a very high tendency for more Sri Lankans to leave the island.
More skilled workers are expected to leave for those countries aiming the foreign employment market, he noted.