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Over 1.1 million Sri Lankans left the country last year

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Over 1.1 million Sri Lankans have left the country in 2022 with 27.6% of total departures left for foreign employment purposes, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) data showed.

According to a report released by the Foreign Remittances Facilitation Department (FRFD) of the Central Bank, 1,127,758 Sri Lankans have departed the country (including migrant workers) in 2022, after issuing 911,757 passports in the year.

Data showed that 311,269 left the country for foreign employment in 2022 with a monthly average of 25,939.

Total migrant worker departure destination of 84.7% was to the Middle East, 6.3% to Asia (excluding South Asia), and 4% to the European Union.

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Govt. to provide free fertilizer to all paddy farmers

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Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industries – Mahinda Amaraweera has said that the government has decided to provide MOP fertilizer free of charge to all the paddy farmers in Sri Lanka during the 2024/25 Maha season and 2025/26 Maha season.

Sri Lanka will thus receive 55,000 metric tons of MOP fertilizer as requested by the government from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

The Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industries, Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera, expressed his views on this in a meeting held in Tissamaharama today (June 24).

(dailynews.lk)

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8 arrested over gang rape of teen, remanded

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Eight youths who were arrested in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in the Jalthara area of Hanwella, have been remanded until June 28.

The suspects were produced before the Homagama Acting Magistrate Padmasiri Jayawardena today (June 24).

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GCE O/L results out within 10 days

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Examination Commissioner General Amith Jayasundara said yesterday (23) the results of the GCE Ordinary Level Exam 2023 (2024) will be released within the next 10 days.

He stated that efforts will be made to release the exam results within this week and if it is not possible, the results will be definitely released within ten days.

(dailynews.lk)

(This story, originally published by dailynews.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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