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The first batch of migrant workers selected under the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the governments of Italy and Sri Lanka left the island yesterday.

The first batch included eight females as attendants. The air tickets were presented to them by Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera at the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment on Friday. The minister speaking at the occasion said 77 Sri Lankans have been selected for employment in Italy through an exam conducted by the Italian government based on this MoU.

"The eight females leaving as attendants as the first batch will receive higher remunerations and privileges. When this event is reported in the media, various fake groups will start collecting money saying they would send people to Italy. They will even misuse my name and the secretaries names," Perera said.

"Therefore I stress with responsibility not to give any money to a third party in search of Italian jobs since only the ministry and the bureau are involved in this initiative.

I request the people not to be deceived by rackets by organised gangs," the minister said. Bureau officials said the selected migrant workers will receive employment visa for four years, adding that at the end of this period they should return to the country without violating the conditions of the MoU. They said no third party has been involved in this procedure, adding that suitable persons are selected by an exam conducted by the Italian government from the online applications received. Ministry Secretary Col. Nishshanka N Wijeratne and the Minister's Private Secretary Somasundaram also participated.

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Sri Lankans would receive more jobs in Italy in the near future via Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) as per the MoU signed between the two countries in 2011, Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera assured yesterday.

The Minister said that those jobs would be given by his ministry and there was no third party involvement. He warned the public not to fall prey to middlemen who were in the habit of resorting to various illegal methods to send them to Italy.

There were vacancies for care-givers, drivers, home gardeners and skilled employees for agricultural sector in Italy, he said.

Minister Perera said that around 77 people who got through the examination conducted by the Italian Government had been chosen to be selected for employment and among them were eight women who had already received jobs this year in the field of care givers with higher wages.

The job contract period was only for four years and thereafter they should come back to Sri Lanka, the minister said, warning that if they continued to stay in Italy illegally violating the contract, the job agreement between two countries would get canceled.