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New loan scheme to be introduced for SL migrant workers
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) together with the Foreign Employment Bureau (SLBFE), through licensed commercial banks, commenced popularizing the new "Manusavi" Migrant Worker Loan Scheme from Monday (Dec.04).
6 Dec 2023 (1:01 AM)
Showers expected at times in several provinces
The Severe Cyclonic Storm "MICHAUNG" (pronounced as "MIGJAUM") over West-Central Bay of Bengal has crossed the Andhra Pradesh coast of India and this system is gradually weakening, according to the Meteorology Department.
6 Dec 2023 (9:06 AM)
Sri Lanka to receive $150mn from World Bank to strengthen financial sector
The Cabinet of Ministers has green-lighted a proposal seeking to enter into necessary agreements with the World Bank to secure financing under the Sri Lanka Financial Sector Safety Net Strengthening Project.
6 Dec 2023 (2:36 PM)
NDCU instructed to develop targeted initiative to curb spread of dengue during rainy season
Raising concerns pertaining to the influx in the number of dengue cases being reported in view of the ongoing inclement weather, Chief of Presidential Staff Sagala Ratnayake has urged all relevant departments to promptly implement measures to address the escalating situation.
6 Dec 2023 (2:24 PM)
UK interior minister signs new Rwanda treaty to resurrect asylum plan
Britain signed a new treaty with Rwanda on Tuesday which it said would overcome a court decision blocking its plan to deport asylum seekers to the East African country, a ruling that dealt a huge blow to the government s immigration policy.
6 Dec 2023 (9:13 AM)
Sagala calls for reports on Beira Lake Development Project, Colombo City beautification plan
Sagala Ratnayaka, the Senior Adviser to the President on National Security and Chief of Presidential Staff, has called for reports on the progress and future plans of the Beira Lake Development Project to the President by December 15.
6 Dec 2023 (12:14 PM)