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Police tighten ID rules for essential workers to prevent abuse by others

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All essential service workers had to have a letter issued by the head of his/her institution in addition to the workplace ID or official ID if on the road during travel restrictions, Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said yesterday (28).

“Hard or soft copies of these letters are mandatory for all those engaged in essential services and have to be produced when the police asked for them,” DIG Rohana said, adding that certain individuals were misusing the official ID issued to them. He also said that 11% of the vehicles operating in the Western Province had not valid reason to be out there on roads amidst a health crisis.

 

 



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Employees’ Trust Fund Act No. 46 of 1980 to be amended

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The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Hon. President in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies to instruct the legal draftsman to prepare a bill to amend the Employees’ Trust Provident Fund Act No. 46 of 1980 enabling to provide health insurance similar to Agrahara health insurance to private sector employees.

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Cabinet nod for MOU between the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives on Cultural Cooperation

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The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural affairs to sign a cultural cooperation agreement between the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. (The draft agreement has received the clearance of the Attorney General and the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

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Outgoing Bulgarian Ambassador calls on the President

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Mrs. Eleonora Dimitrova, Bulgaria’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, met President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat on Monday (06), before departing for her home country upon completing her tenure in Sri Lanka.

 

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