Connect with us

News

80 SL women stranded in Dubai!

Published

on

Eighty Sri Lankan women who left for work in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) through various foreign employment agencies are stranded in Dubai, the Sri Lankan Embassy has informed the Bureau of Women and Children Affairs.

Fifty of them are currently living at the Sri Lankan Consulate General Office in Dubai while the rest have been located at a separate house, Consular General Nalinda Wijeratne said.

It was reported that most of these women have left for the UAE on tourist visas.

Meanwhile, State Minister for Women and Child Affairs Geetha Kumarasinghe said recently that the Ministry will work together with the Sri Lankan Consulate in Dubai to bring the stranded women back to Sri Lanka as soon as possible.

News

Cabinet decision to suspend ‘Parate Executions’

Published

on

By

All Parate Executions have been suspended until Dec. 15, as per a Cabinet decision made today (26 Feb.).

The relevant proposal was furnished by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, following a request made by Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, and Minister of Industries Ramesh Pathirana.

Accordingly, the relevant amendments are due to be presented before the Parliament soon.

State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya had informed Parliament last week that steps will be taken to suspend the powers of the ‘Parate execution’ law for a certain period for the purpose of protecting the small and medium-scale entrepreneurs (SMEs).

Related News :

Parate execution law to be suspended: Siyambalapitiya

Continue Reading

News

Deshabandu Tennakoon appointed as IGP

Published

on

By

Deshabandu Tennakoon has been appointed as 36th Inspector General of Police in Sri Lanka.

President’s Secretary, Saman Ekanayake had handed over his appointment letter earlier today afternoon (Feb. 26).

Since Nov. 29, 2023, Tennakoon served as the Acting IGP. Deshabandu Tennakoon joined the police service in 1998 as an Assistant Superintendent of Police.

Continue Reading

News

Palestinian PM resigns

Published

on

By

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has announced the resignation of his government, which rules parts of the occupied West Bank, due to the escalating violence in the occupied territory and the war on Gaza.

“The decision to resign came in light of the unprecedented escalation in the West Bank and Jerusalem and the war, genocide and starvation in the Gaza Strip,” said Shtayyeh, who submitted his resignation to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday.

“I see that the next stage and its challenges require new governmental and political arrangements that take into account the new reality in Gaza and the need for a Palestinian-Palestinian consensus based on Palestinian unity and the extension of unity of authority over the land of Palestine,” he said.

Shtayyeh’s comments come as US pressure grows on Abbas to shake up the PA and begin work on a political structure that can govern a Palestinian state following the war.

However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has on numerous occasions rejected calls for the PA under Abbas to take control of a Palestinian state and govern Gaza.

Last week, Israeli lawmakers backed Netanyahu’s rejection of any “unilateral” recognition of a Palestinian state.

“The Knesset came together in an overwhelming majority against the attempt to impose on us the establishment of a Palestinian state, which would not only fail to bring peace but would endanger the state of Israel,” said Netanyahu.

(Aljazeera)

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2023 Sri Lanka Mirror. All Rights Reserved