Israel welcomes first wave of SL workers as part of 10,000 job agreement
Colombo (LNW): The initial cohort of Sri Lankan workers for agricultural positions in Israel has arrived, marking the commencement of a bilateral agreement between the two nations.
Thirty individuals departed for Israel on Monday (Dec 18) under the established agreement, which aims to send a total of 10,000 Sri Lankans to Israel in the coming weeks.
Emphasising the transparency of the employment process, Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment, Manusha Nanayakkara, asserted that no payments are required for these job opportunities.
He cautioned that individuals found to have paid money for these positions would be repatriated.
Minister Nanayakkara underscored that both governments have mutually agreed on the repatriation process for those who may have made unauthorised payments to secure these job opportunities.