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Saudi Arabia to offer 200,000 jobs to Sri Lankans

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By UMMUL IDRIS

Manusha Nanayakkara

COLOMBO- Sri Lankan Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara says Saudi Arabia is willing to take up to 200,000 Sri Lankan workers in 2023.

The minister said that Saudi Arabia offered 54,000 jobs to Sri Lanka in 2022, adding that over 300,000 Sri Lankans went for foreign jobs in 2022.

According to the minister, most of them went to the Middle East.

Workers’ remittance is one of the main sources of foreign revenues for Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan migrant workers remitted around 3.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2022, the country’s central bank data showed.  (Xinhua/NAN)

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