The number of Sri Lankans leaving for foreign employment has been increased.
More than 203,488 people have left the country during this year. They have taken up jobs in countries such as the UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait. Large numbers of Sri Lankans are employed in Lebanon, Cyprus, Maldives and South Korea as well. About 29,000 are employed in Saudi Arabia. According to the new figures the number of Sri Lankans serving in Saudi Arabia has increased to 56,000.