ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Feb 2012

In February 2012, the government of Sri Lanka announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

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  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: No inception date

Labour market access

On 24 February 2012, the Agriculture Minister, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, asserted (due to a shortage of workers) that Indian citizens should be granted a seasonal working visa in order to harvest paddy in the north-east of the country.
 
Major local and international newspapers have reported on this announcement.

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