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Expats who remitted more dollars will be allowed to return to work abroad: Manusha

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Only those who have sent significant amounts of dollars to the country through legal channels will be allowed to return to work abroad, according to the Labour and Foreign Employment Ministry.

Minister Manusha Nanayakkara said yesterday at a Labour Ministry event that the legislation will be enacted immediately, allowing them to travel abroad again.

During a ceremony at the Labour Ministry, the Minister awarded thirty air tickets to a group of young women for domestic nursing jobs in Israel.

The Minister stated that he is working to obtain cabinet approval to allow those who sent a certain amount of money while working abroad to import electric vehicles.

It was also stated that tax concessions for shopping at the airport duty-free shops would also be increased. Also permit them to enjoy concessions, including the construction of houses and initiating self-employment.

He emphasized that the concessions would be based on the amount of foreign currencies sent to the country.

“So far, 38 people have been sent under the programme to work as nursing helpers in Israel. “According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Israel, 500 nursing workers are expected to be sent,” the Minister said.

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