The Select Committee of Parliament instructed the relevant departments to implement a separate unit to prevent illegal immigration and report its progress in three months


Choose Committee of Parliament to look into and report back to Parliament its suggestions to make sure gender fairness and equality with particular emphasis on trying into gender-based discriminations and violations of ladies’s rights in Sri Lanka instructed the respective authorities to implement a ”Secure Migration Promotion Unit” as a three-month pilot program to forestall unlawful migration.

Instruction pertaining to the aforesaid was given on the Choose Committee assembly held beneath the Chairmanship of Hon. (Dr.) (Ms.) Sudarshini Fernandopulle.

The assembly was referred to as for to evaluate the actions taken pertaining to the November 2022 human trafficking incident reported in Oman. Many officers representing the Ministry of Labor and International Employment, Ministry of International Affairs and Ministry of Public Safety, Ministry of Protection and Ministry of Justice have been current at this Committee assembly held.

Accordingly, the Committee identified that the institution of this unit can forestall the fraudulent actions which are performed by happening a vacationer visa after which acquiring a piece visa, and instructed to implement this pilot challenge and provides a report inside three months. It was additionally mentioned that this unit might be applied via a particular job pressure consisting of the Ministry of Labor and International Employment, the Ministry of International Affairs and the Ministry of Protection.

The Committee additionally requested the Ministry of International Affairs to take steps to reinstate the beforehand suspended No Objection Certificates system to guard harmless staff from faux brokers who take them on vacationer visas and provide jobs in Oman. The officers of the ministry identified that they’ve already mentioned this with the Omani authorities and steps are being taken to expedite it.

The Choose Committee of Parliament additionally instructed the officers of the Ministry of International Employment to look into the potential for implementing the affidavit system in Sri Lanka, like which is in place like within the Philippines.

The officers identified that the amendments to the Sri Lanka International Employment Bureau Act are anticipated to be adopted promptly and that the regulation of sub-agents and intermediaries is predicted to be performed accordingly. Additionally, the Choose Committee instructed the International Employment Bureau to lift consciousness on the divisional secretariat stage concerning fraudulent actions carried out by faux international employment companies when leaving for international employment.

Hon. Sajith Premadasa, Chief of the Opposition, State Minister Hon. (Dr.) (Ms.) Seetha Arambepola, Members of Parliament Hon. (Ms.) Rohini Kumari Wijerathna, Hon. (Ms.) Manjula Dissanayake have been current on the Committee assembly held.


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