The first group selected for jobs in the agricultural sector in Israel left from Katunayake Airport for Israel last night (18).
Thirty people were included in this group, and another group of twenty people will leave for Israel this morning (19), with an additional group of thirty people scheduled to be sent to Israel tonight (19).
Air tickets for the first batch of workers were handed over by Minister Nanayakkara at a ceremony held yesterday to mark International Migrant's Day. During the event, he said that according to a bilateral agreement between the two countries, 10,000 workers will be able to fly to Israel in the next few weeks.
The Minister emphasized that there is no need to give money to any party for these jobs. Therefore, even if it is discovered after going abroad that someone has paid money to obtain these job opportunities, they will be brought back, as both governments have reached an agreement on the repatriation of those who have paid money.
In addition, the Minister further stated that Israel has agreed to hire twenty thousand workers for job opportunities in the construction sector.