SLBFESri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment
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The entire new year programme was sponsored by Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka and co-sponsored by SriLankan Airlines, SLBFE and Al Bateel Security.
With governing bodies like the SLBFE, it is clear that the legal framework for foreign employment is in place.
The SLBFE continued to provide training on protection and assistance to its staff members who worked at embassies and consulates in foreign countries, although many of the labor attaches working in labor-receiving countries are political appointees who do not receive any training.
The SLBFE recorded 330 deaths of Sri Lankan maids in the Middle East in 2009, Ruhunuge told the paper, adding that most of the deaths were not considered homicides.
To be considered as a legal migrant worker, they should register with the SLBFE prior to departure," Yattogoda told Gulf News.
The CoEC has been developed in All 3 languages and has been approved by the Board of Management of the SLBFE.
The SLBFE ran eight short-term shelters in Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, as well as an overnight shelter in Sri Lanka's international airport for returning female migrant workers who encountered abuse abroad.
Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Athukorale told the overseas workers that the government will not accept any responsibility for those who leave for foreign employment without prior registration at the SLBFE from this year.
SLBFE Chairman Amal Senadilankara stated that the company has installed details of all the candidates passed Korean Language Skills Examination in its website and the selected applicants will be notify through an SMS to their mobile phones.
The Sri Lankan Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), which is responsible for regulating foreign employment agencies and protecting Sri Lankan workers going abroad, developed a ranking system that would publicly grade all employment agencies based inter alia on the number of complaints the SLBFE receives relating to each agency, the number of legal cases against each, and the time each takes to resolve disputes with workers.
The SLBFE was established in 1985 and looks after the welfare of Sri Lankan migrant workers and their families.
Every Sri Lankan leaving for employment outside Sri Lanka must register with SLBFE.