With the Permission of the Most Venerable Members of the Maha Sanga
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is with great pleasure that I join all of you to celebrate this thrice-blessed day of Vesak. I wish to thank Mr. Visita Leelaratne for organizing this event on an international scale this year, despite the trying times we face today.
Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha participated in a television interview, recorded today (07 May 2020), at the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) where he expanded on the Cabinet Paper presented by Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Foreign Relations, Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations regards "addressing the vulnerable sectors of the migrant labour category of Overseas Sri Lankans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by the Government of Sri Lanka".
Please find below directions issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to authorized dealers of the recently launched Special Deposit Accounts (SDA). The directions from the CBSL provide further information regarding the SDAs, including eligibility, opening and maintaining accounts, interest and other conditions. Contact details of the relevant banks are also given to obtain further information.
Modalities to issue temporary travel documents to undocumented workers abroad following proper authentication procedures has been agreed on by the Department of Immigration and Emigration. This follows consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Relations, Ministry of Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations and Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE).
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