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Reimpose ban on mothers with children under 5 from going abroad for work: Geetha

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State Minister of Women and Child Affairs Geetha Kumarasinghe said she will make a request to the President to re-impose the law preventing Sri Lankan mothers with children below the age of five from going abroad for domestic work.

Accordingly, State Minister Kumarasinghe said that they will revise the permission given at the moment.

She said the Ministry has decided to implement the amendment after considering the opinions and suggestions submitted by child rights organizations and academics regarding children’s rights and safety.

It was decided at the Cabinet meeting held on June 27 to reduce the minimum age of children of mothers who go abroad for domestic work to 2 years and to no longer make it mandatory to submit a family background report which was essential until then.

Accordingly, this decision is to be revised.

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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