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.