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Sri Lanka Adopts Biometrics for Better ID Management of Expatriate Domestics in the Middle East

Hi-tech measures to stop job swindles in the Middle East (The Sunday Times – Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankans seeking jobs in the Middle East will now face electronic fingerprinting and biometric scanning prior to departure to crack down on rampant fraud and other irregularities in the recruitment trade, a senior official said yesterday. Scanning devices would be installed at the departure and arrival areas of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and at all Sri Lankan diplomatic missions in the Middle Eastern countries where there were large numbers of Sri Lankan workers, Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau (SLFEB) Chairman Amal Senadhilankara said.

Click through to the whole story for a great example of the convoluted way people try to game well-intentioned systems.

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