On October 15, the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Jordan, J.A.D.S. Priyangika Wijegunasekara, undertook a significant visit to Classic Fashion Apparel Industry Co. Ltd in Ramtha, Irbid, Jordan. This apparel factory is home to over 1,200 Sri Lankan employees. During the visit, several notable interactions and commitments were made.
Chairman and Managing Director of the company, Sanal Kumar, along with the management team and the Sri Lankan employees, extended a warm welcome to the Ambassador and her team. They graciously arranged a tour of the factory facilities, showcasing the Sri Lankan workforce’s integral role in the company’s operations.
Ambassador Priyangika Wijegunasekara articulated her request for additional job opportunities for Sri Lankans within the factory. In a positive response, Chairman Sanal Kumar committed to creating more employment opportunities during the first quarter of 2024. He also emphasized the company’s unwavering dedication to the welfare and safety of its diverse workforce, which includes individuals from various Asian countries.
In her address, Ambassador Wijegunasekara highlighted the paramount importance of maintaining close contact with the embassy and their relatives in Sri Lanka, especially during these unprecedented times. She further emphasized the risks associated with illegal migration. The Third Secretary (Employment and Welfare) provided valuable insights into the issues of human smuggling and trafficking.
Mission officials, during an interactive session organized by the company, offered essential consular assistance to the Sri Lankan factory employees. This visit served as a platform for a constructive exchange of ideas and reaffirmed the Sri Lankan Embassy in Amman’s commitment to ensuring close coordination with both the top management and the Sri Lankan employees of the factory. These developments signal a positive step towards enhancing the well-being and opportunities for Sri Lankans working in Jordan.