Rataviruvo (migrant workers) strengthened the country’s economy while Ranaviruvo (Brave soldiers) were uniting the country, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa adding that many people did not understand these matters.
The Government’s aim was to mould the individuals to develop the family, then to develop the village and thereby to build the country.
The President was addressing the National Convention of the 'Rataviruvo' Organization (migrant workers Association): at Temple Trees on Saturday (Nov. 8). It was organized by the Foreign Employment Bureau.
He said that avenues will be opened for migrant workers, who are the highest foreign exchange earners to the country, to earn with dignity. He said on behalf of the migrant workers “Rataviruvo” Organization was created in 331 divisions.
Nearly 12,500 families have been given housing loans. It was decided to create a pension scheme in the budget taking into consideration the great service they render to the country in order to make their future safe when they are unable to work anymore, the President further stated.