SLBFE cracks down illegal job agencies
The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) has cracked down
on 78 illegal foreign employment agencies during last 11 months. The
Bureau launched special investigations to provide a better service for
the immigrant workers through the Sri Lankan employment agencies
A Special Unit of the SLBFE seized another illegal job agency in
Nikaweratiya recently. The agency owner was evading the police for a
long time when he was found guilty for the same offense earlier.
The suspect was arrested with four supporters and they were produced
before the court. Nikaweratiya Magistrate fined him Rs 125,000 when he
pleaded guilty. Meanwhile, the Bureau hunted down few fraudulent
agencies that were operating in Kurunegala, Maggona, Galgamuwa, and
Kadugannawa on a search operation.
The Bureau on a tip off arrested a suspect who has produced fake
documents to people who were unable to go abroad due to document
problems. A large number of Sri Lankan workers overseas are facing
various difficulties due to the recruitment by these illegal agencies,
the Bureau sources said.