Discussion to send 5,438 SL workers to Korea
A discussion took place between State Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion Piyankara Jayaratne and officials of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) on 23 November regarding the South Korean job placements that were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We decided to make arrangements to send those applicants who had been successful at the Korean Language exams to South Korea for employment after discussing the matter with the Republic of Korea. We will do so after receiving the approved list of candidates. They would be asked to undergo the mandatory PCR tests and meet the quarantine requirements, before they leave,” added the release.
Accordingly, a discussion is to be held in this regard with the National Human Resources Development Institute of South Korea tomorrow (26). The release further added that through these discussions, the SLBFE hopes to expedite sending 5,438 Sri Lankan workers to South Korea while 1,111 candidates who have passed the Korean entry examination have already received the required documents to process their visas.