Sri Lanka raises minimum salary limit for workers abroad

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Feb 02, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Bureau of Foreign Employment said the minimum salaries of foreign employees have been increased.

Accordingly, the minimum salary of an unskilled worker should be at least at 350 US dollars per month and skilled worker at 450 US dollars per month.

The Foreign Employment Bureau said they will ensure that no Sri Lankan leaves the country without an assurance of the minimum wage being paid.

Remittances from foreign employees amount to around 7 billion US dollars despite volatility in the Middle East.

Sri Lanka’s 2017 budget proposed to introduce a contributory pension scheme for overseas employees.

The government said through the Kuwait Fund it will match the contribution made by the employee and the pension would be drawn at the age of 60 years by the beneficiary.