SL Embassy in Bahrain conducts meeting with Foreign Recruitment Agencies | Daily News


SL Embassy in Bahrain conducts meeting with Foreign Recruitment Agencies

Highlights from the event
Highlights from the event

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in close associationwith Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) and the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) of Bahrain conducted an Interactive Meeting with Foreign Recruitment Agencies on 19th January 2020, at the Embassy premises.

Representing LMRA, Ghada Abdulameer Majeed Radhi, Senior Planning Officer, Dept. of License and Husain Abdulnabi Abdulrahman Hasan Ali, Head of Clients Service, Clients Service Directorate attended the meeting.

The LMRA was established in 2006 based on a law issued by His Majesty the King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa and the Law has mandated LMRA with regulating and controlling work permits for expatriate employees and self-employed, in addition to issuing licenses for manpower and recruitment agencies.

Twenty-nine (29) licensees registered under the LMRA dealing foreign recruitments in the domestic sector along with their representatives proactively participated the event. At the outset, Ambassador Pradeepa Sara elucidated the role of the diplomatic missions of countries of origin; particularly officials of labour section who act as the focal points when it comes to the welfare and extending services for migrants workers whilst they are in abroad.

In this regard, Ambassador Saram emphasized the need to take a combined effort by the Embassy and LMRA officials representing the country of destination, in order to make employers and recruiters respect the rights accorded to migrant workers, including female workers. Ambassador further requested foreign licensees to address issues of female domestic workers expeditiously and to corporate with the Embassy.

Speaking at the event Ghada Abdulameer Majeed Radhi, senior Planning Officer, Dept. of Licensees spoke on the rules and regulations vested under LMRA for the foreign recruitment agencies and requested to respect and adhere such regulations throughout the recruitment and in-service procedure. She further referred Sri Lankan migrant workers in Bahrain as hardworking, honest and law abiding citizens.

Bahrain is home to approximately 9,000 Sri Lankans and there are considerable numbers of Sri Lankans who have been living in Bahrain more than 20-30 years. Majority of Sri Lankans residing in Bahrain are engaged in skilled and semi-skilled category employments.


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