Digitize foreign employment, migration sector to end human trafficking - Vides Balaya

All migration-related activities should be digitized immediately to prevent the trafficking and irregularities currently reported in the field of foreign employment and migration, the ‘Vides Balaya’ organization said.

The organization questioned why this has not happened so far and whether there was any undue influence to stop such a thing from happening.

“As the field of foreign employment and migration has not been digitized, various traffickers have got the opportunity to engage in their fraudulent activities without any hindrance. In the past, the number of people leaving for foreign jobs through visit visas has grown. Taking workers for work through visit visas had also fallen into the hands of smugglers and therefore many Sri Lankan workers had faced various difficulties. The young people who came to Dubai on a visit visas in search of jobs today are suffering in the streets, because they could not find work. Also, there was a controversy in Oman recently, which could even affect the existing diplomatic relations between Oman and Sri Lanka.

“All this happened because this sector was not digitized,” the organization said.

The ‘Vides Balaya’ organization emphasized that if it is possible to bring the information related to foreign jobs and immigration under one digital platform, it will be possible to put an end to human trafficking and smuggling. For this reason, the ‘Vides Balaya’ organization stressed that this sector should be digitized immediately, and the government side should show its commitment towards this without further delay.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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