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Monday, 09 May 2016 - 15:34
Tough Action Against Errant Foreign Job Agencies – Harsha Silva
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The government will take tough action on errant foreign job agencies, Deputy Foreign Minister Harsha Silva stated. The minister also added that the foreign job agencies have had a "mafia", he said his government will take tough action to destroy this mafia.

According to Minister Harsha Silva, the agents have charged 25,000 Saudi Riyals as agents fees from each Sri Lankan worker sent through them to work in Saudi Arabia, while agent fees charged for all other nationalities remained less than 10,000 Saudi Riyals. However salary paid to Sri Lankan workers remain the lowest at 1125 Saudi Riyals, while other nationalities obtained close to 1500 Saudi Riyals.

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