The Malaysian government has agreed to provide employment for around 100,000 Sri Lankans, said foreign employment promotion state minister Jagath Pushpakumara.
The state minister was in Malaysia at the invitation of the home affairs minister of that country Saifudeen Ismail last week.
During the talks, minister Ismail has promised to grant opportunities to Sri Lanka as well on security services which are given exclusively to Nepal at present.
Pushpakumara said he also had discussions with Malaysian parliament speaker Johari Bin Abdul on bilateral economic partnership and foreign employment matters.
Job opportunities for Sri Lankans also came up during his talks with human resources minister Tuan Sivakumar.
Sri Lankan high commissioner Sumangala Dias also participated in these talks.