The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) said it had revised the fees of Sri Lankan workers going abroad and the license fees of license holders as of tomorrow (July 1).

Addressing the media Deputy General Manager of the Training and Recruitment Division of the Foreign Service Bureau, Gamini Senarath Yapa, said the charges for new registration at the Bureau would be increased to Rs. 21,469. 

Earlier, the registration amount was Rs. 17,928, which included the Government Tax.

He said the fee for new registrations would be increased by 20 percent, according to a circular issued by the Treasury.

“Rs 4,483 will be charged for an update of a registration that was at Rs. 3,000,” he said.

“The renewal of the annual license given by the licensed employment agencies will be increased to Rs. 117,949, including taxes. Earlier, the renewal charges were Rs. 50,000, and the new amount has been increased to Rs. 100,000,” he said.

The charges were increased according to a Gazette notification issued on June 23 by the Subject Minister.

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