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Sri Lankan Ambassador in Saudi Arabia Recognizes Long-Serving Migrant Workers

July 10, Colombo (LNW): Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Ameer Ajwad, has started a tradition of recognizing and felicitating long-serving Sri Lankan migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. At a recent event hosted by the Riyadh Embassy, Chandralal Senadhira, a Senior Manager at Saudi Almarai multinational dairy company who has served for over 30 years and is now leaving Saudi Arabia for good, was honored with a memento presented by the Ambassador.

Ambassador Ajwad highlighted the vital role Sri Lankan migrant workers play in strengthening bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia. He emphasized their significant contributions to the host country’s development and the Sri Lankan economy through remittances.

The Embassy has introduced this tradition to acknowledge the positive impact these workers have on the relationship between the two nations. The Ambassador also expressed his sincere appreciation to the management of Saudi Almarai Company, which employs over 7,000 Sri Lankan migrant workers, for their trust and confidence in Sri Lankan manpower.

The event was attended by Minister Counsellor for Consular Affairs of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Riyadh, Dulmith Waruna, outgoing Counsellor for Employment and Labour Welfare, H. W. Samantha, the newly appointed Counsellor for Employment and Labour Welfare, Mangala Randeniya, as well as Khaledl Rahman, Senior Manager, and other senior officials of Saudi Almarai Company.

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