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Minimum salary of migrant workers increased

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Minimum salary for migrant workers has increased in effect from February 1, Foreign Employment Minister Thalatha Athukorala said.

Accordingly, the minimum salary for trained employees and apprentices who are registered with the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) will be USD 450 and USD 350 respectively, as proposed in the 2017 budget.

New migrant workers are requested to register with the SLBFE.

For more details contact: 011- 2 864 107- First Approval Branch, 011- 2 880 500- General Line, 011- 2 251 148 / 011- 2 251 386 – 24-hour service, or hotline 1989.

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