The Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau (SLFEB) has contributed a total of Rs. 07 billion to the Treasury this year, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.
Labour and Foreign Employment Minister Manusha Nanayakkara presented a cheque of Rs. 04 billion to President Ranil Wickremesinghe this afternoon at the Presidential Secretariat.
In light of the prevailing economic conditions in the country, this substantial amount has been allocated from the operating surplus received by the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau.
The funds are earmarked for crucial activities, including the procurement of essential medicines and the disbursement of government employee salaries.
A significant portion of the Rs. 07 billion, specifically Rs. 03 billion were handed over directly to the President earlier this year. Concurrently, an additional allocation of Rs.100 million has been designated for Apeksha Hospital Maharagama for the procurement of medicines.
This marks a historic milestone as the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau has, on various occasions, contributed a substantial amount of Rs.3,382 million to the Treasury. Notably, the current Rs. 07 billion contribution stands as a remarkable milestone, representing the Bureau’s highest annual contribution within a single year to date.
7 billion Rs to Treasury from Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau .