Due to a delay of approximately 12 hours, SriLankan Airlines flight UL 470, carrying workers bound for Korean jobs, was unable to transport the group of workers to Korea today.
Minister of Labor and Foreign Employment, Manusha Nanayakkara, informed https://srilankanews.lk/, that the persistent delays of SriLankan Airlines flights transporting workers to Korea have become a grave issue for sending workers to Korean job opportunities.
As the 800th group set to depart for Korean jobs, the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau had made all the necessary arrangements to send this group to South Korea. Fifty-two workers were scheduled to depart for employment in the fishing industry in Korea. However, due to the delay of SriLankan Airlines, the Korean Human Resources Department has notified the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau to refrain from sending them to Korea today.
On May 23rd, a flight operated by SriLankan Airlines experienced a similar delay, resulting in the Korean Human Resources Department refusing to accept the Sri Lankan workers who were supposed to depart for Korea on that flight.
Through the intervention of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau, the workers were eventually dispatched to Korea on June 4th, but even on that day, the flight experienced a two-hour delay.
Thus, the continuous delays of SriLankan Airlines flights carrying workers for Korean jobs have created a serious situation, leading to significant challenges in sending Sri Lankan workers to Korea, emphasizes the Minister.
Minister Manusha Nanayakkara strongly emphasizes that decisions regarding this matter will be made with utmost attention