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Sri Lanka motor racing crash claims 7 lives, 4 critical

Racing car ploughs into spectators

April 21, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to provide language and skills training for workers going to South Korea

1.5 million dollar grant provided by Korean export import bank to improve courses designed for migrant workers

March 26, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka, Israel sign deals for more workers to feed war machine

Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara has said he signed several agreements

March 22, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka to teach Japanese, Chinese, Korean in schools, but teachers in short supply

Foreign languages in school curriculum to make it easier for school leavers to get jobs

March 8, 2024 1 min read
Sri Lanka extends expat electric vehicle import scheme to June

Extension of an electrical vehicle import licence scheme meant for Sri Lankan expatriates

Sri Lanka sends more workers to Israel

A total of 602 have left for agricultural positions in Israel, and more will leave in the coming days

Israel and Sri Lanka sign direct flights deal

Sri Lanka signs direct flight agreement to facilitate sending more workers to Israel

February 15, 2024 1 min read

Forex housing loan scheme for Sri Lanka's migrant workers

Loan repayments to be made in foreign exchange while worker is employed overseas

Apsara Rodrigo
February 13, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka, Elite discuss training private security providers for employment abroad

UK-based private security service provider discusses training centre aimed at foreign employment opportunities

January 23, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka, Nepal discuss MP exchange programme

Proposal made to facilitate exchange program for Members of Parliament to study parliamentary affairs of both countries

January 20, 2024 1 min read

Saudi Arabia lowers salary ceiling for Sri Lanka housemaids: report

Saudi Arabia has cut the maximum limits for recruiting domestic labour services.

January 18, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s labour minister signs MoU with Japanese technical training institute

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IM Japan Institute of Japan

Nethmi Rajawasam
October 16, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka receives 44 complaints of human trafficking this year: SLBFE

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment said its Counter Human Trafficking Unit had 44 complaints

Apsara Rodrigo
October 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka China Business Council office bearers elected

China Business Council operates under the aegis of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

March 19, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s ‘Royal’ mess explained by old boy: Namal Suvendra

Our tongue in cheek columnist looks at leadership

Namal Suvendra
February 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka customs seize 206 star tortoises

Tortoises were packed in 6 Styrofoam boxes labelled as 'Dried Sea Foods'

February 12, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka eyes Saudi investments for energy, real estate, Port City - Foreign Minister 

Sri Lanka's relationship with Saudi was hit by forced cremation under former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa

January 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka arrests 6,000 in ice crackdown, 377 kilos of drug seized

ICE use is spreading among Sri Lanka students

Chanka Jayasinghe
December 21, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka skilled workers could apply for Korea jobs amid economic crisis: Minister

Workers can earn a minimum of 850,000 rupees

September 18, 2022 2 min read

Anger over Sri Lanka’s ban on balls

The government also banned rackets although eliminating rackets may be a tough nut to crack

Namal Suvendra
August 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s prestige battle: Ananda passes the baton of blame

Credit for attack on peaceful protestors go to Royal

Namal Suvendra
July 24, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka worst crisis could be biggest blessing

Empty streets reduce emissions, lack of chemical fertilizer promotes organic food

Namal Suvendra
July 3, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka one-day passport service to take 60 days

One-day service now costs 15,000 rupees compared to the standard 3,500 rupees

July 3, 2022 2 min read

US singer Cher takes aim at Sri Lanka elephant orphanage

Cher had previously helped move a Sri Lanka elephant from a zoo in Pakistan to Cambodia

January 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka raises Rs600mn from post-bond auction tap, Rs6bn printed

Takes the total raised up to 17.4 billion rupees

October 4, 2021 2 min read

Booster shot for Sri Lankan migrant workers: health ministry decision pending

The SLFEB has submitted the request and it is up to the health ministry to see it through, an official said.

Mahadiya Hamza
September 14, 2021 2 min read
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