Insurance compensation for Sri Lankan migrant workers who died of coronavirus
October 13, 2020 12:41 pm
Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) has taken measures to provide insurance compensation for Sri Lankan migrant workers who died in foreign countries due to Covid-19.
Documents of 14 such expatriates have already been directed to the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation.
According to reports, 09 of these migrant workers were employed in Saudi Arabia, 04 of them in Kuwait and the remaining one in Dubai, UAE.
Compensation will be paid to the migrant workers those who are registered with the Bureau, as per an agreement reached by the SLBFE and the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation.
In the meantime, arrangements have been made to pay Rs. 40,000 each for the final rites of the 23 migrant workers who were confirmed to have died of the novel coronavirus.
The Bureau says measures will be taken to pay insurance compensation for more Sri Lankan migrant workers who succumbed to the virus.