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“One Village – One Fruit” to make fruits available during off season

“One Village – One Fruit” to make fruits available during off season

Ministry of Agriculture has taken steps to implement a news concept – “One Village, One Fruit” programme to enhance the availability of fruits even during off season. Under this new…

Killer doctor in fear as deportation looms

Killer doctor in fear as deportation looms

The best friend of Chamari Liyanage, who is behind bars over the fatal bashing of her abusive husband, says the former doctor is “scared for her life” over her looming…

Sri Lanka needs more Sinhala, Tamil online content: CPA media Survey

Sri Lanka needs more Sinhala, Tamil online content: CPA media Survey

Sri Lanka’s web usage would increase if more content was available in Sinhala and Tamil, a new media survey by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) said. If the device that…

Kidneys going cheap in poor estate community

Kidneys going cheap in poor estate community

One and half years ago, Johnson, a 20- something youth, hailing from Sri Lanka’s tea plantations, received an unusual request. The caller, someone Johnson knew casually, made an offer for…

Remotely possible: Saudi Arabia launches work-from-home program

Remotely possible: Saudi Arabia launches work-from-home program

The remote employment program launched recently by the Labor Ministry will offer 200,000 work opportunities for people struggling to travel to their workplaces, according to the Labor Ministry. A source…

Labour-hire company faces court over allegations of exploiting Pacific island workers in 416 Visa program

Labour-hire company faces court over allegations of exploiting Pacific island workers in 416 Visa program

A labour-hire company in Queensland is facing legal action for alleged exploitation of workers recruited from Vanuatu to pick fruit and vegetables. The 22 workers were recruited under the 416…

Expat women ‘can’t take up jobs reserved for Saudi females’

Expat women ‘can’t take up jobs reserved for Saudi females’

Expatriate women would not be allowed to take up jobs reserved for Saudi women at shops selling female products, according to Labor Minister Mofarrej Al-Haqbani. Speaking at the sixth social…

Sri Lanka’s ‘Megapolis’ plan will help boost land prices in outskirts: Report

Sri Lanka’s ‘Megapolis’ plan will help boost land prices in outskirts: Report

Sri Lanka’s Western Province ‘Megapolis’ plan will boost land prices in the suburbs and beyond in the long term, a research report said. “With the change in political power in…

Tajikistan has highest life expectancy in Central Asia: WHO report

Tajikistan has highest life expectancy in Central Asia: WHO report

Tajikistan has the highest life expectancy for both men and women among the countries of Central Asia, said in the new report of the World Health Organization. According to the…

ABS UK Ltd set for Sri Lanka trip

ABS UK Ltd set for Sri Lanka trip

A company providing print services is embarking on a charity mission to Sri Lanka. Elland-based ABS UK Ltd is sending three of its staff on an eight-day trip in October…