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Recruitment Procedure

Recruitment Agencies in Sri Lanka

The recruitment for employment overseas in Sri Lanka is handled by the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Agency (Pvt) Ltd., a subsidiary of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), and many other private sector recruitment agencies. The credentials of these agencies have been carefully scrutinized, approved and processed by the SLBFE which regulates the business of foreign employment in Sri Lanka.

Recruitment Agencies in Sri Lanka are reliable, highly competent organisations that maintain cordial relationships with their principals and conduct business at high levels of efficiency. All these Licensed Foreign Employment Agencies are members of the Association of Licensed Foreign Employment Agencies (ALFEA) and are subjected to supervision by the SLBFE which monitors their activities at all times.

Overseas recruitment by these registered foreign employment agencies totalled 263,307 during 2015 covering over 40 countries across the globe. 


Recruitment Services of Agencies 

All prospective job applicants are carefully interviewed to verify their suitability for the job and to determine compliance with the employer’s requirements. Trade tests are conducted (on request) by independent organisations who have been pre-selected for their competence to conduct such tests and issue acceptable certificates. 

Prospective candidates are then subjected to a medical examination to determine their physical and mental fitness and a background check on their character is also done by the Sri Lanka Police. Assistance is given to obtain passports, visas and tickets to enable the successful candidates to be ready for departure without any undue delay.