Day: February 2, 2017

Minimum salary of migrant workers increased

Minimum salary of the migrant workers is increased from 1st February as proposed by the budget 2017, Minister of Foreign Employment Thalatha Athukorala said.

Rajapaksa accuses Sirisena govt of dropping guard on LTTE

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has accused the Sri Lankan government of dropping its guard on the LTTE by scaling down intelligence operations in the island’s Tamil-majority north and east.

Lankans detained at JFK

In the chaotic aftermath of US President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban, news has emerged that 71 individuals from 20 , including Sri Lanka

PM launches second phase construction of Central Expressway

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday inaugurated construction work on the second phase of the Central Expressway at a ceremony held at Kudagammane on the Giriulla – Alawwa road.

China’s ‘Silk Road’ push stirs resentment and protest in Sri Lanka

China signed a deal with Sri Lanka late last year to further develop the strategic port of Hambantota and build a huge industrial zone nearby, a key part of Beijing’s ambitions to create a modern-day “Silk Road” across Asia.