Sri Lanka and Malaysia on Tuesday inked a special pact to allow more blue-collar Sri Lankan workers find employment in Malaysia.
The two countries signed a Letter of Intent on Tuesday agreeing to initiate the required back end procedures.rn
rnThe Letter of Intent, that follows fast on the heels of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in August, will bring unemployed blue-collar workers in Sri Lanka that much closer to 50,000 tantalising vacancies in Malaysia.rn
rnThe Sri Lankan government signed a MOU with Malaysia in August to upgrade Sri Lankas status as a supplier of labour to Malaysia.rn
rnOnce the MOU is implemented, Sri Lanka can offer skilled and unskilled labour to Malaysia under the General Worker category that would cover most service and industrial sectors excluding professional services. rn
rnldblquote The MOU will be implemented by early next year,
dblquote Labour Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe told journalists during the signing ceremony.rn
rnSri Lankas main export mark