Manusha says second chance for foreign jobs only for those who legally send dollars

Labor and Foreign Employment Minister Manusha Nanayakkara says when registering with the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau to go abroad for work for a second time, the amount of dollars sent to the country through legal channels while working abroad previously will be checked. He said legislation will be enacted to allow only those who have repatriated significant amounts of money to go for foreign employment for a second time. The Minister stated this while presenting flight tickets to a group of young women going abroad for domestic nursing jobs…

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UK’s concerns cannot be challenged: SLTDA

UK issues travel advisory against Sri Lanka over ongoing crisis SLTDA Chairman says SL remains honest and open Adds continuous lobbying underway to remove advisory By Imsha Iqbal  Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) Chairman Priantha Fernando stated that while the concerns of the UK – which resulted in a travel advisory being imposed against Sri Lanka – are valid, the SLTDA is continuously working towards pushing the UK to remove this advisory.  Speaking to The Morning Business, SLTDA Chairman Priantha Fernando stated: “Sri Lanka remains honest and open, as the…

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Govt.’s undelivered promises and the plight of people

Critics point out that the government is giving up on people and strengthening tri forces and police    If there are around 8000 buses operating daily one requires at least 50 litres of fuel   Sri Lanka’s fuel crisis has claimed the lives of 16 while people were waiting in queues to get their share of fuel. The queues continue to stretch despite fuel being issued at IOC filling stations. Even though the Minister made many promises when he assumed office, many promises weren’t delivered. For instance, even though the Minister…

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Traditional norms still stifle women in post-war North

Why legal and policy reforms have fallen short and social reforms are essential BY Sumudu Chamara Gender inequality has challenged Sri Lanka for decades, and the existence of gender discriminatory social norms is one of the primary reasons for gender inequality. Observing and assessing these social norms is complex, given that they are deeply embedded in society and in the subconscious minds of the community, including women. However, in order to ensure gender equality, it is essential to transform the gender discriminatory social norms prevalent in society.  As such, there…

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Boris Johnson will announce his resignation as British prime minister on Thursday after he was abandoned by ministers and his Conservative Party’s lawmakers who said he was no longer fit to govern.

With eight ministers, including two secretaries of state, resigning in the last two hours, an isolated and powerless Johnson was set to bow to the inevitable and declare he was stepping down later on Thursday, a source said. His Downing Street office confirmed that Johnson would make a statement to the country later. After days of battling for his job, Johnson had been deserted by all but a handful of allies after the latest in a series of scandals broke their willingness to support him. “His resignation was inevitable,” Justin…

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Boris Johnson to quit as UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson will announce his resignation as British prime minister on Thursday after he was abandoned by ministers and his Conservative Party’s lawmakers who said he was no longer fit to govern. With eight ministers, including two secretaries of state, resigning in the last two hours, an isolated and powerless Johnson was set to bow to the inevitable and declare he was stepping down later on Thursday, a source said. His Downing Street office confirmed that Johnson would make a statement to the country later. After days of battling for…

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Traditional norms still stifle women in post-war North

Why legal and policy reforms have fallen short and social reforms are essential BY Sumudu Chamara Gender inequality has challenged Sri Lanka for decades, and the existence of gender discriminatory social norms is one of the primary reasons for gender inequality. Observing and assessing these social norms is complex, given that they are deeply embedded in society and in the subconscious minds of the community, including women. However, in order to ensure gender equality, it is essential to transform the gender discriminatory social norms prevalent in society.  As such, there…

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Thiruketheeswaram Temple for Lord Shiva

Thiruketheeswaram, one of the five “eswarams” mentioned above, is in the coastal village of Manthai in the Mannar District History has shown that although the Portuguese destroyed tangible structures, they could not destroy the intangible faith of the ancient people and in this instance, the Hindu people of Sri Lanka July 2022 is significant in the world Hindu diary of events, with the consecration ceremony at the world renowned Thiruketheeswaram temple! Let us get to know some details about this temple. In very ancient Sri Lanka, there were five temples…

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The hour of nemesis

by Tisaranee Gunasekara World War I began with fanfare. Leaders of all combatant nations predicted that their victorious troops will be home for Christmas. People believed and cheered. Only a few understood that the war would ruin losers and winners. “The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime,” British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey lamented.  In Sri Lanka, most of the lamps are already cold, snuffed out by the economic idiocy of the Rajapaksas. Only a few cling to a…

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