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Sri Lanka extends expat electric vehicle import scheme to June

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

March 6, 2024 1 min read

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

February 20, 2024 2 min read

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

February 13, 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

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

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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Sri Lanka's Best Corporate Citizens awards to have Covid focus

The ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2021 (BCCS Awards)’

July 28, 2021 2 min read

Song Sung Blue*

Why Are Creation’s Biggest Animals Crooning Flatter Year by Year? Blue Whale Mating Call Mystery.

Mark Hager
May 21, 2021 8 min read

Colombo Municipal Council launches automated hotline

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) announced an automated hotline, +94112208208, for the public to contact the council ...

April 7, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Drug menace needs a new approach

Crime surrounding the increased use of hard drugs in Sri Lanka is a major societal and law and order concern, but are we...

Imesh Ranasinghe
March 17, 2021 8 min read

Thousands of Migrant workers stranded in the Gulf States

Almost a year after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many Sri Lankan migrant workers remain stranded mostly in the Gulf States...

Mahadiya Hamza
March 15, 2021 5 min read

Sri Lanka repatriates 320 stranded migrant workers from Oman

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it repatriated 320 stranded migrant workers out of which more than 81 work...

February 28, 2021 1 min read

Govt has no plan to bring back stranded workers – Dr Harini Amarasuriya

Opposition MP Amarasuriya says the government has no proper procedure to repatriate Lankan workers who have lost jobs an...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 8, 2021 3 min read

More than 500 stranded foreign workers in Oman repatriated

More than 500 Sri Lankan foreign workers in Oman have been repatriated last week free of charge the Foreign Ministry sa...

January 20, 2021 2 min read

Orca Lanka: Killer whales are here and well worth meeting

They may be intelligent, communicative and super-social in ways we can scarcely imagine

Mark Hager
January 16, 2021 9 min read

Sri Lanka: PCR testing capacity at International Airport drops drastically

A shortage of automated extraction reagent kits cuts tests to 600 per day as arrivals are ramped up

Imesh Ranasinghe
January 15, 2021 3 min read