Labour & Welfare Section

About us

Currently, about 6000 Sri Lankan workers are employed as Care givers and Seasonal agricultural workers in Israel. All the matters concerning the employees and management of recruitment from Sri Lanka are handled through the Labour Welfare section of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tel Aviv.

Sri Lankan Manpower

Why Choose Skilled Migrants from Sri Lanka?

High Literacy Levels
Sri Lanka has a large output of skilled and trained manpower with secondary (13 years) and tertiary level education. A network of hundreds of A-Grade schools and Universities maintain a high standard of education. The 92% literacy rate is one of the highest in Asia.

Aptitudes for Quick Learning and Easy Adaptability
Sri Lankans are by nature intelligent, industrious and hard working and have the ability to adapt themselves easily to new job placements and are quick to grasp any job requirements, which keep foreign recruitment agencies satisfied. Warm, hospitable and generous by nature, Sri Lankan employees become quickly acclimatized and oriented in foreign locations.  Sri Lankans are usually satisfied with their jobs and content which are Essential for a good and successful employer-employee relationship. They cherish and maintain strong family links and prefer to return home at the end of the period of contract.

Services to Job Agents

The Labour section will assist you in the recruitment process.

  • Registration / renewal fees US$ 35 per year
  • How to process a Job Order approval

Required documents

  • Job order
  • Power of attorney
  • Letter of demand
  • Agreement between two agents (Sri Lanka Agent & Israeli Agent)

All documents should be attested by a notary public & authenticated by the Magistrate's court and Ministry of External Affairs. In addition to the above documents, the Agent should fill attached paper and submit to labour section.

  • Authentication fee for Job Order

150 US$ per Job Order

  • Employment / Job Contract
  • Authentication fees for an individual Job

Contract 50 US$

Services to Sri Lankan workers

Renewal of Registrations

When you are leaving from Sri Lanka to Israel your Sri Lankan employment agent has already registered you at the SLBFE. It is valid only for two years. After completing 2 years of validity period you should renew your registration with the same employer or to register with new employer.

Required documents

  • Passport
  • Copy of contract
  • Renewal registration fee NIS 65*
  • New registration fee NIS 311*

(* Subject to change according to parity rate)

Embassy Staff



Mr. Periyasamy Pillai Selvaraj


Mr. Don Anilal E. Algama


Mr. K.H.L.K. Wijeratne

First Secretary (Employment & Welfare)

Mr. H.H.R. Wickramasinghe 

Second Secretary (Employment & Welfare)

Mr. H.P.D.P. Nawaratne


Mrs. Bhagya Jayaratne

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