Tue, 03 Oct 2023

COLOMBO, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan Minister of Labor and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara on Tuesday said Saudi Arabia is willing to take up to 200,000 Sri Lankan workers in 2023.

The minister told the media that Saudi Arabia offered 54,000 jobs for Sri Lanka in 2022, adding that over 300,000 Sri Lankans went for foreign jobs in 2022 and most 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.

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