The Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment has announced that 5,800 individuals who have qualified for employment in Korea will be sent to South Korea within the next six months.
The decision was announced during a meeting with the Director of the Korean Department of Human Resources and Resident Representative in Sri Lanka Lee Chu Chul and the subject Minister Manusha Nanayakkara.
Minister Nanayakkara drew attention to the delay in recruiting Sri Lankan workers who are eligible to leave for South Korea for employment.
Lee Chu Chul agreed to provide a favourable solution to the issue and also assured that 5,800 qualified individuals will be sent to South Korea within the next six months.
Accordingly, one flight per week will carry 200 Sri Lankan expat workers to Korea from next week, after which two flights per week will be introduced.
The Foreign Employment Bureau said they received a favourable response from the Resident Representative when Minister Nanayakkara requested more job opportunities for Sri Lankans.