Sri Lanka agrees to follow Saudi Arabia’s recruitment system for domestic workers

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Riyadh: A Sri Lankan labour delegation has agreed to follow Saudi Arabia’s Musaned online recruitment system following a meeting with senior officials, Arab News reported.

A four-member Sri Lankan team headed by Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Employment G.S. Withanage met with Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Development Ziyad AI-Sayegh at the headquarters of the Labour Ministry in Riyadh.

Speaking to Arab News after the bilateral discussions, Sri Lankan Ambassador Azmi Thassim said the two parties agreed to follow the Musaned system since it is fast and efficient.

Another advantage of the system arises in the event of labour violations by either employer or employee, the envoy said.

Musaned is a new online program designed by the Saudi Ministry of Labour to protect the domestic workers and it addresses issues concerning domestic migrant work in the kingdom.