Israel offers 1,000 jobs to SL workers in Agriculture Sector
Colombo (LNW): Roughly a thousand new job roles are emerging within Israel’s agricultural sector, disclosed Labour and Foreign Employment Minister Manusha Nanayakkara.
In a statement during a parliamentary adjournment debate regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict yesterday (20), the Minister also revealed that the government will prudently evaluate the current security situation there before proceeding with the employment of Sri Lankans in these roles.
During his speech, Nanayakkara stressed that all necessary provisions have been made by the government to aid the employment of migrant workers in Israel, adding that provisions are in place for those wishing to return to Sri Lanka.
He also indicated that trained individuals eager to work in Israel as migrant workers will be sent in the upcoming weeks. Over time, Israel has provided many job opportunities to Sri Lanka, markedly aiding the growth of the Sri Lankan economy, the Minister noted.
Furthermore, he spotlighted the longstanding bond between Sri Lanka and Israel, reaffirming the government’s dedication to fostering global peace.
“If this conflict continues, it will deeply influence the global economy and, in turn, the Sri Lankan economy,” Nanayakkara remarked.
He also highlighted the vital economic role played by the Middle East, including Israel, and the significant contributions made by Sri Lankan workers in these regions.
Interestingly, Minister Nanayakkara pointed out that both Israel’s government and its opposition demonstrated unity during the conflict, suggesting that this solidarity serves as an instructive lesson for Sri Lanka.
The Minister expressed regret that Sri Lankan political factions did not unite to address the recent economic challenges collaboratively.