Job offer : Malaysia to recruit 10,000 Sri Lankan workers

September 21, 2022 at 1:11 PM

The Government of Malaysia has agreed to the recruitment of 10,000 workers from Sri Lanka, Malaysian Human Resources Minister M. Saravanan announced today.

According to Malaysian media, Malaysia Now, Minister Saravanan said the decision has been taken after taking into account the state of Sri Lanka during the current economic crisis.

In a statement today, he said the Sri Lankan government had submitted an official application to supply manpower involving a quota of 10,000 workers.

Minister Saravanan said the Cabinet, at a meeting on September 14, agreed on the hiring of foreign workers to help Sri Lanka, which is facing its worst economic crisis.

He also urged Malaysian industries and employers to support the government’s intention by employing workers from Sri Lanka to fill job vacancies in sectors that are allowed to hire foreign workers.

The Minister added that employers keen to hire foreign workers can contact the ministry’s Migrant Worker Management Division ( or the Peninsular Malaysia Labour Department ( for more information. (NewsWire)