The airport unit of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau has investigated Sri Lankans traveling overseas in groups on tourist visas, and when inquired into, the individuals claim to be on a short visit to Jordan.
However, according to information provided by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Jordan, Sri Lankans enter Jordan illegally through 10 countries and are left stranded.
The Embassy and the SLFBE urged Lankans to refrain from falling prey to the fraudulent activities of human traffickers.
The Bureau stated that despite the Bureau constantly informing individuals seeking foreign employment of the need to register with the SLFBE and the relevant country in which they intend to work, a valid work visa and an employment contract must be secured to legally remain in a country.
However, the Bureau stated that certain individuals continue to fall victim to fraudulent activities of various groups compromising their personal safety.