January 08


News Impact

Cash reward stands

ITANAGAR, Jan 07: The cash reward of Rs 2 lakh announced by the Arunachal Pradesh Police for giving information or clue leading to arrest of the assailant/s of Tongam Rina, Associate Editor of The Arunachal Times still stands. The identity of the informer/s will be kept secret.  The informer/s may contact Capital SP at tele. numbers : 09436040006


Two mild tremors hit Arunachal

New Delhi, Jan 07:  Two slight intensity earthquakes, measuring 4.5 and 4.2 on the Richter Scale, hit Arunachal Pradesh within a span of two hours on Monday .

The first quake of 4.5-magnitude hit around 11.03 a.m. while the second tremor of 4.2-magnitude was recorded at 12.50 p.m., the India Meteorological Department said.

Both the quakes hit almost at the same place.

North-Eastern States have experienced some slight intensity quakes this month.

Last Thursday, a slight intensity quake had jolted Churachandpur region of Manipur. PTI


Training on Auto-CAD begins

ITANAGAR, Jan 07:  A two weeks-long training programme on Auto-CAD began at Administrative Training Institute (ATI) Naharlagun today. As many as twenty technical field officials such as junior engineers, draftsman and assistant engineer of various departments are attending the programme which is being conducted under  the 100 per cent course fee sponsorship of department of personnel and training, government of India under its plan training assistance for 2013-14.

Director Training Pema Tshetan in his inaugural address urged the participants to take advantages of the training programme which is targeted for capacity building of engineering work force in the state. He further said that main objectives of programme is to equip the technical and officials on the application of information technology tools and software for undertaking various building plans, designing and drawing, a release added.

Earlier course  coordinator T Lodo, Deputy director (training) highlighted the course content.


Census-2011 Silver medal for  M Ete

AALO, Jan 07: West Siang Deputy Commissioner Marnya Ete, who was holding the additional charge of Director of Census operation, Lakshadweep from 2009 to 2011, has been conferred the “Census 2011 Silver Medal” by the President of India for his outstanding contribution to the successful conduct of the Census of India 2011. He will receive the award from President of India Pranab Mukherjee at Vigyan Bhavan on January 11.

Besides his additional charge of Director of Census, Ete, IAS (AGMUT) cadre was holding the charge of Managing Director, Lakshadweep Development Corporation Ltd. and Secretaries of 14 departments. DIPRO


DPYK mourns priest’s death

ITANAGAR, Jan 07:  Donyi-Polo Yelam Kebang, Itanagar deeply mourned the death of Okong Tayeng, Iirgiing Abu (who assists the Miri Abu) of Itanagar Solung -2012, who died at Dibrugarh in January 3.

Apart from being a social worker, late Tayeng was the first priest (Taabe) of Donyi-Polo Ganging Sigar and was also associated with Golgii Bote Talom Rukbo’s movement during formation period of Donyi Polo Yelam Kebang at grass root level.  

The members of DPYK observed two minutes silence  as a mark of respect to the departed soul and also  prayed to Almighty Donyi Polo  to bestow enough strength to the bereaved family members to bear the irreparable loss.


Demand to shift garbage dumping site

ITANAGAR, Jan 07:  Banderdewa Karsingsa Youth Welfare Association  today demanded the district administration for immediate shifting of garbage dumping site from Karsingsa, saying that it is polluting the area and emanating foul smell at NH 52A.  The Association also claimed that dumping site is not properly fenced and wastage materials also causing pollution at Dikrong River which is hazardous for both human being and aquatic animal and plants.


ANYA writes to tourism minister

ITANAGAR, Jan 07: All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) in a memorandum to the Tourism and RWD Minister has appealed him for immediate retendering of lease for a Ganga Lake Care Taker and to carry out immediate eviction drive against encroachment within the campus of Ganga lake.

In its memorandum, the Association said that lease period of the present care taker has already been expired. Therefore, retendering for the same is necessary for proper maintenance of Ganga lake  and tourist lodge, it said.

Alleging encroachment in area of Ganga lake, the Association further said a magisterial team should conduct spot visit and take necessary action against encroachment.


Special Free Coaching Program for APCS aspirants

ITANAGAR, Jan 07: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Arunachal Pradesh and Sewa Bharti in collaboration with Gyan Prabodhini, Pune is going to organize a Special Free Coaching Program (Preliminary Examination) for APCS aspirants at various places of the state, such as Itanagar, Aalo, Pasighat, Tezu and Seppa from January 18 to 26.

Moreover, 20 resource persons with numerous credentials from Pune will conduct the coaching. Interested candidates are advised to enroll themselves in their convenient study centres at the earliest or may contact ABVP Office, Jongkey Building, DNGC Road, VivekVihar, Itanagar.


ALLLAWS conducts felicitation and counseling prog

AALO, Jan 07: All Loyi, Lollen, Lotem, Amo Welfare Society conducted a Conference cum Felicitation and Counseling Programme for their members under the chairmanship of Mimar Lollen, Rtd. Director at Gumin Kiin yesterday.

The society felicitated Doli Loyi, IRS and Huzar Lollen, IAS for their promotion to super time scale in Indian Revenue Service and Indian Administrative Service. Dr. Kirto Loyi, Dr. Jommi Loyi, Dr. Mari Lollen and Dr. Tumter Lollen for achieving Ph.D. Dr. Tumge Loyi, MBBS, Dr. Lige Lollen, MBBS, Dr. Tumnyak BVS, Er. Tumken Lollen, Er. Dojum Lollen and Er. Ponyia Lollen for their success in APPSCE, 2012.

The society conducted a counseling Programme to the students of ALLLAWS studying in various schools, colleges and universities.

Doli Loyi, Huzar Lollen and Tumme Amo, SP attended as resource persons.

Delegates from Tadin, Kombo Tarsu, Kombo Pomte, Kombo Papak, Kombo Raglam, Kombo Jirdin, Pakam, Dego, Panya, Kabu, Aalo township and ALLLAWS members serving in different parts of the state participated the meet. DIPRO


EDP on computer hardware

ITANAGAR, Jan 07: A two-month long entrepreneurship and skill development programme (EDP) on computer hardware and networking with 30 local youths, including 26 women, as trainees began at Chongkham today.

Conducted by the National Youth Project (NYP), Arunachal Pradesh to provide skill development training to make the youth employable, this is the first of the eight EDPs allotted by the union ministry of MSME and sponsored by the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurs (IIE) scheduled to be conducted in Lohit district this month.

“Apna haat Jagannath (God is in your hand),” NYP-AP president Hari Pado Biswas told the trainees and exhorted them to take the training seriously as Arunachal Pradesh heading towards fast development would need skilled manpower at a highly increasing rate.

 “Learn to earn instead of remaining unemployed and depending on others for making ends meet,” he added.

“You are free to clear your all doubts before the completion of the course without any hesitation, master trainer Subash Singh added.


Financial assistance sought for N Jomoh

ITANAGAR, Jan 07:  Letters of support and good wishes for karate player Nobin Jomoh are pouring in from various corners of East Siang district.

The Nino Youth Welfare Society (NYWS) president B Jamoh stated that Nobin is a source of pride of the state in general and Nino clan in particular. He, on hehalf of the society, appealed to the state’s Chief Minister to grant financial assistance to meet the expenses required to participate in the international level championship encouraging and extending moral support to Nobin in this hour of need.

Notably Nobin will represent India at 2nd International Karate Open Championship to be held at Al Ahli Club Sports Complex, Dubai, UAE from January 31 to February 2 next.


Relief distributed to fire victim

ITANAGAR, Jan 7: The Assembly Youth Congress Committee (AYCC) of the 15th Sagalee Assembly constituency has distributed relief materials to family members of Techi Tarin of Khemlee village under Bokriang –I panchayat in Sagalee circle. The house of Tarin was reportedly gutted in  fire on January 3 last.


Bakin Pertin Memorial T20 cricket tourney begins

ITANAGAR, Jan 07: Defending champion Siang Rider thrashed PRPCC by 131 runs in the inaugural match of the Bakin Pertin Memorial Twenty20 Cricket Tournament at Borguli village under Mebo sub-division yesterday.

Batting first, Siang Riders made 219 run from stipulated 20 overs. Arun Tayeng, who was adjudged man of the match, contributed highest 95 runs to team’s total.

A total of 26 teams are participating in the tournament. The final will be played on January 26, informed organizing committee. The winner and runners up would be awarded cash prizes of Rs.25,000 and 11,000 respectively.

Borguli ASM Yung Tayeng and Gaon Bura Tetem Megu attended the inaugural function. (From Maksang Tayeng)





176 days have passed. The culprits involved in the July 15 attack on The Arunachal Times associate editor Tongam Rina are still at large. 

NCC top brass call on CM

CM assures support to stengthen NCC movement

ITANAGAR, Jan 07: Maj Gen R K Sharma, Additional Director General of National Cadet Corps (NCC), based at Shillong this morning called on Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at his official residence here. He was accompanied by Col M Rath, Group Commander and Col S A Patil, Commanding Officer, Naharlagun.

The NCC top brass discussed various issues concerning the NCC movement and activities in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Chief Minister assured all cooperation for the growth of NCC family in the state’s educational institutions and said his government is committed to support all kind of constructive activities involving youths.

“We have to channelize the energy and interest of our youths lest they sway away from the mainstream. NCC is an important movement in this regard that can imbibe in our youths discipline and patriotism for their state and country,” he observed.

The Chief Minister opined that NCC programme should be implemented in every educational institution irrespective of government and private so that its influence reaches every section of youths in the state.

As per information, the NCC programme, funded by the Central Government, is confined to government institutions. In case private institutions opted to implement the programme, it would have to manage its own funds for the activities.

Highlighting the advantages of NCC programme, besides inculcating moral values and discipline, Maj Gen Sharma said that cadets excelling and reaching the highest levels have the advantage of getting recruited into the various wings of the Indian Armed Forces directly.

He assured the Chief Minister that activities of the NCC would be intensified and its reach extended in the state in the coming years.

From the state government the Chief Minister was joined by Chief Secretary H K Paliwal and Principal Secretary to CM Yeshi Tsering.



Memoirs of a Boy’ released at Itanagar

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jan 07:  Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has released a fiction novel ‘Memoirs of a Boy’ at his chamber in a small but impressing function today. The book is authored by 19 yrs old Banta Natung.

The novel was earlier released  at Moga in Punjab by Dr. Joram Beda (IAS) Moga ADC on 18th November 2012.  

Releasing the book Tuki congratulated the young novelist for his successful effort to come up with a book.  He said that it would encourage other youths of the state in pursuing their interests and reach out to the literary world.  

Expressing hopes that Natung will contribute a lot in the coming days, Tuki said ‘if he can achieve a milestone in tender age, he will do wonder in future too.’

Interacting with the author during the book release, Tourism and RWD Minister Pema Khandu, said, the book would surely convey a positive message for young writers of the state. Deputy Speaker, Jomde Kena, Parliamentary Secretary for Civil Aviation, Jambey Tashi and Political Secretary to CM, Bamang Tago were present among others at the book release function.    

The debut fiction of Natung, a B Tech student of Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab portrays the story of any other boy from the state. Hailing from Veo village under Pijeraing circle of East Kameng, it is a dream comes true for Banta to get his book published as he had to wait for 2 years for its publication.  Natung disclosed that finding a publisher was a tough job as he had to wait long two years after submitting his manuscript to four publishers across the country. The book has already hit the online shopping sites like Flipkart, Amazon, Jabong and others.

The book has been published by Lead Start, a Mumbai based publishing house. Earlier the book was released at Indo Soviet Friendship College of Pharmacy, Moga, Punjab on Nov 18, 2012. He is the son of Blay Natung and Mema Natung. He did schooling from St. Joseph School, Seppa and Govt. Higher Secondary School, Naharlagun.  As a child he had worked as a child artist in a documentary film “Sangu Lamta”. He won numerous awards in writing essays, poems, and science project presentations/exhibitions at district, state and national levels.

‘Memoirs of a Boy’ is a touching story of a simple village teenager from a small town who comes to the city, to complete his high school and with hope to find his girl friend. However, that is not an easy task. Yet, he believes that she is waiting for him too.  In the city he starts partying, flirting with girls, drinking; all this becomes a habit with him. One day he receives a message from an unknown number that reminds him of his early days. Memories come back of school days, of his village with its scenic hills, and its innocent villagers.  

The story takes you through the transition of a village boy; his dreams and first experiences with the Nuns, English, different types of people, and his journey from a simple village boy to the city.



Nyishi and Bodo renew commitment for strong bonding

Dodum Yangfo

GOHPUR, Jan 07: When there is a trust and mutual understanding, a boundary is just an imaginary line. A wave of camaraderie and bonhomie were all pervasive when leaders of Bodo and Nyishi communities renewed their commitment to share each other’s burden during the annual conference of Sonitpur district cum West Gohpur Anchalik Committee of All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) at Bodo National Academy, Borphukuri near Gohpur, Assam yesterday.      

Infact, during the communal riots at Udalguri in 2008 and Kokhrajar and Chirang districts last year, the NES and ANSU while expressing solidarity with the sufferings of Boro had dispatched a ‘relief mission team’ with relief materials for the victims.

The cordial relation between the two communities, as a matter of fact, dates back to Assam turmoil of 70s and 80s when the Nyishi living in the foothills accorded shelter to the Bodo when they were persecuted. Addressing the conference, Nyishi Elite Society (NES) president Bengia Tolum called for continuation of the strong bonding between both the communities.

The Nyishis and Bodos have been living in complete harmony since time immemorial with mutual trust and confidence-this must go on, he said.

Emphasising on cultural exchanges between the people of Assam and Arunachal as a true harbinger of peace, he opined that through such medium bonding between the two neighbours gets stronger.  

Attributing Nyishi and Bodo as a competent communities, Tolum said Assam and Arunachal governments must include both the communities in all aspects of development process if the respective states are to progress.       

ANSU president Sikka Gapak, who was appointed as the Speaker of the conference, outlined the importance of peace and security as the pre-requisites of any developmental activities to take place especially in the boundary area.   

All Bodo Students Union president Promod Boro while advocating for stronger ties among the two large ethnic populace said both the communities are different administratively but similar in all other aspects.

While tendering apology to Arunachal Pradesh for any inconvenience caused by extremists in the name of Bodo, he assured such thing would not happen in future.

NES Asstt General Secretary Tarh Tabin, Joint Secretary (Assam) Perung Chiri and Joint Secretary (Kurung Kumey) Yumlam Kaha attended the conference among host of other dignitaries.

Both the communities have signed two accords on February 11, 2002 at Banquet Hall, Itanagar and February 16, 2012 at Seijosa (East Kameng) that cleared all the misgivings and cemented their commitment for peaceful co-existence especially in the boundary areas.



Siram dedicates unique Rostrum to people of Pasighat

PASIGHAT, Jan 07: Local MLA and Education Minister Bosiram Siram today inaugurated a newly constructed unique Rostrum amidst officers, leaders and public of Pasighat. The rostrum located in the main bazaar was constructed by the PWD department at the cost of 18 lakh under Siram’s MLA LAD fund.

Dedicating the newly constructed rostrum to the people, Siram informed that the rostrum is made up of iron pipes and plates which is absolutely maintenance-free and called upon everyone to take equal responsible to maintain the public asset.

Urging the gathering to be united and work hard to make the town developed, Siram said unity is the most essential ingredient to bring development in every society. Prioritizing security and safety of the citizens, the minister advised the District Administration to take all possible steps to instill a sense of security in the minds of the people. The minister asked the HODs and party functionaries to complete their assigned duties in time ensuring that laying of foundation stones at State University site, Yagrung CO Office, Pasighat Amusement Park and also the inaugural program of Yagrung Higher Secondary School etc are ready to inaugurate by the chief minister on January 11.

Among others, the DC (Incharge) SC Debnath, HODs, BCCI President Tobuk Dai, State Oragnizing Secretary (Sevadal) Oyin Yomso and PMA President Onyok Tamuk were present.



Dwelling house gutted at Ruksin


RUKSIN, Jan 07: The dwelling house of one Okem Paron of Ngorlung village under Ruksin circle was burnt down in a devastating fire which broke out on Sunday at around 3.30 pm.

The inferno completely burnt the large SP type building and the kaccha kitchen along with all properties kept in the house as there was no family men in the house during the fire. Many valuable properties, including a scooty, household items like, TV, refrigerator, gold ornaments, precious beads, clothes and food items besides huge quantity of chopped timber and cash money were burnt into ashes in the fire.

The family claimed to have lost properties worth Rs 40 lakh in the devastating fire.

The villagers said, the fire started from unknown source quickly turned into inferno because of a leaking gas cylinder. Altogether, three LPG cylinders burst. Fortunately, there was no casualty.

“Scores of people rushed to the site of the incident and tried to retrieve belongings from the burning house, but nothing could be saved. The fire had damaged all properties before fire tenders from Jonai fire station, Assam arrived few minutes after the fire,” said the neighbours.

Although the cause of the fire is not yet to be ascertained, police did not rule out electric short circuit behind the fire.

Meanwhile, Police and administrative officials of Ruksin have inspected the accident site and taken stock of the fire accident. Properties lost or damaged in the fire are being assessed.



Cleanliness drive conducted at Seppa

ITANAGAR, Jan 07: As part of the Clean India campaign launched by Tourism Department, Govt. of India, a cleanliness drive was conducted at Seppa Township on December 28 last.

Addressing the participants before starting of the drive, East Kameng Deputy Commissioner Tope Bam called upon one and all to keep their surroundings and township plastic free and clean. He urged the leaders of various colonies to keep their respective colony clean and hygienic. He advocated strongly for construction of toilets instead of open defecation. As a part of the Campaign Clean–India, Clean Arunachal, he distributed waste disposal bags to the auto-rickshaw drivers and State Transport Bus Drivers and urged them to use the bags for storage of disposable matters which should later be disposed off at the appropriate places or burnt to ashes.

He appealed them to convey the message to the passengers not to throw litters while travelling in the autos, Tata Sumos, buses etc rather the waste materials should be kept in the disposable bags for safe disposal at appropriate places.

Dr Kapu Sopin, Medical Officer dwelt at length about the importance of health and hygiene and its effect on the tourism. He said that it is not only important to keep one’s body clean but keeping the surrounding is equally important. He suggested the gathering to keep the drains clean and covered, prevent water logging to keep safe from water borne diseases.

Earlier Taluk Sonam, District Tourism Officer, Seppa welcomed the gathering.

Later, Assam Gyadi, President, Kameng Eco-Adventure Club, a NGO working in East Kameng for promotion of Adventure Tourism and Clean Environment thanked the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of A.P, the DC Seppa, the resource persons and the students who took part in the Campaign Clean-India, Clean Arunachal.



Si-Donyi celebrated

Karda Natam

ITANAGAR, Jan 07: Si Donyi Festival was celebrated by the Tagin communities of the state for universal peace and prosperity for all mankind.

Attending the celebration at Itanagar, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki urged the people of the community to preserve their rich culture and traditions. The CM advised them not to take alcohol much as it leads to many untoward incidents besides creating health hazards. He announced Rs One crore funds under SPA for a Community Centre for the Tagins. Tagin Language Grammar and Dictionary book were launched on the occasion along with Tagin audio album “Giite Loda Ge”.

Tuki was accompanied by MLA Tangor Tapok.

Earlier, the Chief Priest of the festival prayed to Si-Donyi and delivered sacred chant before sacrificing mithun to mark the festival.

Men, women, young and old performed a mega dance encircling the festival ground singing and dancing rhythmically in high spirit; women sprinkling traditional rice paste and men raising the “Daos”.  

The festival was celebrated at Daporijo with a week-long programme in a grand manner participated by thousands of people clad with their best traditional attire.

Speaking on the auspicious occasion, Parliamentary Secretary Gojen Gadi explained the importance of festival and emphasized on the need to preserve  one’s own culture and tradition for identity.

“Whether you are educated or uneducated, rich or poor you need your own identity for which you must preserve your culture and tradition”. We must keep up our own faith and culture to prove our identity, he said. He appreciated the people of the community for wearing their colorful traditional dresses and appealed them to maintain the same.

Local MLA Tapen Siga, called upon one and all irrespective of their caste, creed and religion said that every religion to participate in such festival which bring unity and brotherhood in the society.

Fr.Thomas Verkey of Sigin colony Church, Daporijo, encouraged the community members, especially youth to preserve, believe and have faith in age-old culture and traditions for identity. Every one should wear their own traditional dresses during such occasion, he said.

Secretary of the festival organizing committee, L Kare explained the significance of Si Donyi festival celebration which is for universal peace and prosperity of mankind.

However he appealed to  rectify the wrong concept on Si Donyi festival as a festival of agriculture as mentioned by some writers without knowing the basic knowledge of  the festival which may lead to misunderstanding among the community regarding the concept  of Si Donyi Festival in future.

Meanwhile, Tabe Marging, Chairman of the festival, briefed the Mythology of Si Donyi.

Various games and sports and cultural competitions were organized as part of the festival.

At Pasighat, Tagins of East Siang celebrated the festival with great enthusiasm and traditional gaiety where officers and public leaders of the area attended.

Attending festival, Education Minister Bosiram Siram exhorted the young generation to take up the responsibility to carry forward the age-old culture and tradition of the society with required modification and rectifications as per the need of the time.

Siram emphasized that the festivals of all the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh are similar in almost all respect. They are not only similar in tradition and culture but also in physical features which indicate that we have descended from the same origin. Minor differences in dialects and clothing may have developed during the course of migration, he said.  The Minister lauded the unity, cooperation and the enthusiasm to maintain and showcase the deep rooted traditions of the tribe. He exhorted the young generation not only to maintain the culture and tradition but also pursue education sincerely and acquire knowledge to face the challenges of life. Tri-polar system where the teachers, parents and the students share the responsibility for proper education should be adopted, the education minister said.

Siram informed that under the guidance of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, a college has been established at Daporijo so that the students of the area can pursue higher education without any difficulties. He appealed for unity, harmony and peaceful coexistence in the society.

Earlier, Siram released a Tagin audio album called ‘Giite Loda Ge’ on the occasion and distributed prizes to the winners cultural and other activities.

Mara Rade Kodak, Chairman and Tade Sorum, Secretary organizing committee while welcoming all, dwelt in detail about the origin of this socio- religious festival and narrated the Si- Donyi mythology.

Traditional cultural programmes, festival rituals etc. were the other highlights of the day.

At Aalo, the unity in diversities in our ethnic culture was exposed and brought to the fore as Tagin, Apatanis, Galo, Minyong, Bokar, Membas and Assamese communities residing at Aalo township turned up with their full traditional attires to took part in the celebration of Si Donyi festival at Donyi Polo Dereyesetrday.            

Jarkar Gamlin, Minister Transport, STS and Cooperation said that our culture emits age old values that give us a distinct identity and appreciated the Tagin community for involving all other tribes to bring about a cultural mosaic to generate feeling of unity and oneness among all tribes. He also released a Tagin audio album ‘Giite Loda Ge’ by Taro Sindik and gave away prizes for Si Donyi Festival Volleyball and cultural competitions organized on the occasion.

West Siang Deputy Commissioner, Marnya Ete said that festival is always an important occasion to showcase our rich cultural heritage and act as a common platform to foster unity and brotherhood among all sections of people. He lauded the endeavor put in by the Tagin community to make it an occasion for all to share.

Chairman of Si Donyi Festival Committee, T Jeram elaborately dwelt on the mythological aspects of Si Donyi Festival.

Welcoming the gathering, Tuter Nima, Secretary, Festival Committee said that though nature and necessities have scattered the tribal of the state to celebrate festivals in their own ways but essence of festivities are all alike and associated with agriculture and general well being of the people and effort by small pocket of Tagin community here is a step towards generating goodwill and take pride in our own culture.

The Mithun sacrifice, Whirlwind dance around the holy altar and Hitu Dinam followed by Si Donyi Anthem were other highlights of the day long programme.DIPRO

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Step to reduce women migrant workers

According to the Sri Lankan authorities, the island nation's migrant labor force has been dominated by female domestic aides (especially to the Middle East), for many years.

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) aims to reduce women migrating overseas to work as domestic aides by 80 to 90 percent by 2020.

"We do not approve of women going overseas to work as domestic aides. However, we cannot put a complete end to it immediately. Therefore, we have launched a number of programs to upgrade their skills and find better employment opportunities for them in specialized vocations," SLBFE Chairman.

According to SLBFE Chairman, Sri Lanka's migrant labor force has been dominated by female domestic aides (especially to the Middle East), for many years. Although this category of workers have earned billions of rupees as foreign revenue, the chairman pointed out that labor experts believe their migration abroad has caused social problems.

A few years ago housemaids constituted around 80 percent of the total Sri Lankan migrant worker population. However, according to the latest figures this has dropped to less than 40 percent.


Check rash driving

Dear Editor,

Through you esteemed daily I would like to draw the attention of the authorities towards the traffic problem in state Capital. Since last two years we the capital dwellers are facing great trouble due to traffic problem.

It is observed that many young and underage people are riding bikes and driving vehicles in very rough manner. Therefore, firstly, I would like to request the traffic Cell to strictly check driving license and rough driving and book  the  violators of traffic rules under traffic laws.

Secondly, there should be proper stoppage for the trackers and tempos.  It is seen that the drivers are stopping or parking their  tempos/trackers anywhere on the roadside making unnecessary traffic jam.

I request  all the vehicle users to drive their vehicles smoothly and not to park their vehicles  everywhere. VIPs are also requested to blow siren if and when required.


Talu Kamsar Tashi

Mowb II, Itanagar