Malaysia to hire 10,000 Sri Lankan migrant workers

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PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya has agreed to bring in 10,000 migrant workers from Sri Lanka in view of the South Asian country’s economic crisis.


Human resources minister M Saravanan said the Sri Lankan government had made an official request to supply migrant workers to Malaysia.

He said the decision to accept the workers was one of Putrajaya’s efforts to assist Sri Lanka in overcoming its economic crisis.

“I urge industry players and employers to support the government’s intentions by hiring these Sri Lankan migrant workers in filling up vacancies in the relevant sectors.


“Employers who have been given their quota approval and paid their levies can take this opportunity (to take in the workers),” he said in a statement.

Employers interested in hiring Sri Lankan workers may obtain more information by emailing the ministry’s migrant workers management centre at or the workforce department at

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