Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare

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Ministry of Foreign Employment
Ministry of Foreign Employment
Ministry of Foreign Employment
Ministry of Foreign Employment
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Govenment Ministry overview
Formed 22 November 2010; 7 years ago (2010-11-22)
Type Ministry
Jurisdiction Sri Lanka
Headquarters No.52/1/1, Asset Arcade Building, York Street, Colombo-01
Employees 55
Annual budget Rs .561,650 Billion
Minister responsible
Govenment Ministry executives
Parent Govenment Ministry Sri Lanka Government
Child agencies
  • Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment
  • Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Agency

The Ministry of Foreign Employment is a ministry in the Government of Sri Lanka responsible “for converting the entire labour migration sector into a demand driven process and make it highly competitive by introducing required structural changes together with necessary promotional and welfare activities to meet the international market challenges considering the importance of its contribution to the national economy.”[1]

List of ministers[edit]

Minister of Foreign Employment of Sri Lanka
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Thalatha Atukorale

since 22 November 2010
Ministry of Foreign Employment
Appointer The President with advice of Prime Minister
Inaugural holder Thalatha Atukorale
Formation 22 November 2010
Website Ministry of Foreign Employment

The Minister of Foreign Employment is an appointment in the Cabinet of Sri Lanka.


  Sri Lanka Freedom Party   United National Party

Name Portrait Party Tenure President
Dilan Perera Sri Lanka Freedom Party 22 November 2010 – 9 January 2015 Mahinda Rajapaksa
Thalatha Atukorale Thalatha A United National Party 12 January 2015 – Present Maithripala Sirisena

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About us". Ministry of Foreign Employment. Retrieved 31 October 2017. 

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