In Sri Lanka, the government has amended the minimum age limit for women leaving for foreign employment as domestic aides to 21 years of age. The decision was announced at the weekly Cabinet meeting. However, the minimum age limit for Saudi Arab has been set at 25 years, and 23 years for the other countries in the Middle East. The minimum age limit announced as 21 for the rest of the Middle East countries other than Saudi Arabia.
On other hand, a team from the International Monetary Fund is in Sri Lanka for crucial bailout negotiations with the crisis-ridden country that is left with virtually no foreign exchange to import food, fuel and medicines. The talks began as schools and government offices shut down for two weeks and switched to working online to conserve fast depleting fuel supplies. The nine-member team has met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and will be in the country for 10 days.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Sri Lanka Capitals: Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte;
- Sri Lanka President: Gotabaya Rajapaksa;
- Sri Lanka Currency: Sri Lankan rupee;
- Sri Lanka Prime minister: Ranil Wickremesinghe.