The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) will set up a special office in Bahrain soon to facilitate the needs of over 15,000 Sri Lankans working in Bahrain.
The decision to set up an office by SLBFE comes amidst concerns expressed by relatives back home on the safety of their loved ones due to the prevailing political unrest in Bahrain.
However, the SLBFE yesterday assured that all Sri Lankans working in Bahrain were safe and that the new office to be set up within the next two – three weeks would be capable of assisting the migrant workers’ need.
Bahrain is considered a popular destination for Sri Lankans seeking employment abroad. Over 7,000 Sri Lankans left for work in Bahrain last year.
According SLBFE there was no visa ban or any travel restriction for Sri Lankans visiting Bahrain.