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* Temporary employment for overstaying Sri Lankans in SaudiWed, Apr 17, 2013, 10:46 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau says that the government of Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide temporary jobs for 5,000 Sri Lankan expatriate workers who are staying in the Kingdom illegally.
These expatriate workers have left their workplaces on various reasons violating their service agreements.
They have registered in the Sri Lankan Embassy in Saudi Arabia and awaiting expatriation.
Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau says that the government of Sri Lanka is facing difficulty in bringing back them to the home country. However, 30 to 35 of these expatriate workers are brought home, the Bureau says.
Over 600,000 Sri Lankans are employed in Saudi Arabia. The majority of them are housemaids. Remittances from expatriate workers is one of the major sources of foreign earnings to the island nation.
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