Adivasi women want jobs in Gulf

Adivasi women want jobs in Gulf

The female leader of the Adivasi Community (indigenous community) in the Polonnaruwa district K.Lisinona yesterday appealed to the Government to help women from her community, oppressed by the economic crisis to migrate to Gulf Countries for employment to earn foreign revenue to ensure the wellbeing of their families. She said this will also help boost the country’s dwindling Foreign Reserves.

Lisinona told media yesterday that around 8000 people belonging to around 3000 Adivasi families in the Polonnaruwa district were facing severe economic hardships due to the current crisis in the country.

She said although a large number of women from her community were willing to migrate overseas in search of greener pastures, they have been restrained by both lack of knowledge about such opportunities as well as finances.

Lisinona went on to say that she had heard and witnessed a large number of women migrating to Gulf countries to work as domestic aides in order to support their families, severely constrained by the financial crisis.

She said a large number of women from her community too were willing to go abroad to support their families as well earn dollars for the country which are in short supply.

Lisinona also said women from her community were facing difficulties also because a large number of males were either addicted to alcohol or intoxicants such as cannabis.

She lamented that authorities were not paying any attention to the difficulties faced by her community, especially women and children.

Thus, Lisinona appealed to the Government to intervene in securing the women from her community jobs overseas to tide over the economic crisis.

courtesy dailynews.lk