The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Moscow is pleased to have initiated direct employment opportunities for Sri Lankan skilled migrant workers in the Russian Federation for the first time in the history, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Agency (SLFEA), a fully owned state organization in Sri Lanka.
Under this initiative, the first group consisting of 58 seamstresses arrived in the Russian Federation on the 02 August 2023 to be employed at two renowned textile manufacturing plants located in Nizhny Novgorod region.
The Embassy facilitated the said employers to enter into agreements with the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Agency to recruit these 58 seamstresses without involvement of intermediate agencies.
Discussions are underway in a progressive manner with the regional government authorities in Nizhny Novgorod to to make more 700 employment opportunities available for Sri Lankan skilled seamstresses. Moreover, this Embassy in liaison with relevant authorities is in the process of devising a mechanism in order to create more employment opportunities for Sri Lankan skilled migrant workers in the Russian Federation and other countries of accreditation, under a number of technical categories.