Sri Lankans living in Kuwait illegally urged to make use of amnesty

The amnesty allows illegal residents to leave the country during the above mentioned period through any port without paying penalties; or to legalize their status and continue residing in Kuwait after paying all fines and obtaining a valid visa without being referred to the investigation department. Those who leave the country during this amnesty will be allowed to enter Kuwait again if they meet the regular conditions of entry and if they were not banned from entry for another reason. If an illegal resident is caught during the amnesty period, he or she will be deported immediately. Residency violators who don’t leave the country during the amnesty period would have to, not only face legal penalties, but also denial of valid visa, deportation and denial of re-entry into Kuwait.During the amnesty period in 2011, 739 Sri Lankans had rectified their residency status and 2862 Sri Lankans left Kuwait having availed of the amnesty. This is a rare opportunity for about 15,447 Sri Lankans who live illegally in Kuwait to resolve their residency issues or leave the country without being blacklisted.Therefore, the Sri Lanka Embassy in Kuwait requests the relatives of the Sri Lankans who live in Kuwait without legal residency permits, to inform them to rectify residency status or return to Sri Lanka under the amnesty granted.For further inquiries in this regard the Embassy could be contacted via its hot line:  00 965 65000118. (Colombo Gazette) However, residency violators who are banned from travelling or subjected to court cases should visit the Residency Affairs Department to discuss the possibility of getting a valid visa during the amnesty period, the decree stated. The Sri Lanka Embassy in Kuwait has requested the relatives of the Sri Lankans who live in Kuwait without legal residency permits, to inform them to rectify residency status or return to Sri Lanka under an amnesty which has now being granted.The Ministry of Interior of Kuwait, on Tuesday (23/01) declared an amnesty period from 29th January – 22nd February 2018, for expatriates who do not possess residency permits or those with expired residency permits, to rectify their status or leave the country. read more

UNbacked website aims to aid greenminded governments

“The Green Growth Knowledge Platform provides a much needed tool to bridge knowledge gaps, exchange information and deliver policy guidance to accelerate and support the transition towards green economic development,” said Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).“A transformation towards a green economy is not just about the environment. It must be a priority across all facets of the post-2015 development agenda in order to deliver growth and prosperity and improved livelihoods,” he added, stressing the need for “a holistic and far-sighted approach.”The website features a searchable e-library with over 600 technical and policy resources, as well as dashboards with data and policies for 193 countries.It is part of the Geneva-based Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) founded in 2012 by UNEP, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Bank and the Global Green Growth Institute.Based on the idea that green growth knowledge and suitable policies could be shared and applied by different countries, the platform collects and processes theoretical knowledge and practical experience and makes it available to interested countries interested in implementing green economic policies.As of this month, the GGKP confirms agreements with 29 knowledge partners, including international organizations, research institutes and think tanks. It will work with these partners to promote collaboration and coordinated research on a number of priority themes, including green growth indicators and measurement, trade and competitiveness and green technology and innovation, according to the news release.UNEP will host the GGKP’s next Annual Conference this September in its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. read more

Kim Andersson got number 21 in Copenhagen

← Previous Story Exodus from Leon – Baena goes to US Creteil Next Story → French preparation for Olympics – Bikes, Climbing, fun…(VIDEO) AG CopenhagenDanish handballKim Andersson Quality social networking of AG Copenhagen gave results in voting for the jersey number for Swedish star, Kim Andersson, who joined Danish champion last month. More than 500 fans gave their reasons why Kim has to wear one of the numbers – 2,3,4,7,9,13,14 and 21. At the end, Andersson will take jersey with number 21 as the first in front of Larsen (22), Boldsen (23) and Hansen (24).