Foreign workers were not brought to factories after COVID spread: Wimal

The Minister of Industry Wimal Weerawansa stated in Parliament today (20) that no workers or technicians have been brought to any factory under the Ministry of Industry from India or any other country after the COVID-19 pandemic.

If foreigners are brought to a factory in the country for technical or other purposes, the factories registered with the Board of Investment must obtain the approval of the Board and for those factories, the approval of the Ministry of Industries must be obtained, the Minister said.

The Minister was responding to an oral question posed by Parliamentarian Thushara Indunil.

The Minister further stated that Brandix Apparel is a company registered under BOI and is not within the purview of the Ministry of Industry.