All time record at CTA
An all time record price was obtained at the last Colombo tea auction
for a line of Western Medium FBOP, Grade at Rs. 500 per kg.
The tea was manufactured by Orange Field Tea Factory and owned by
Sebastian Retty and managed by Amaladas. The buyer was Imperial Teas Ltd
and the selling broker was Mercantile Produce Brokers Pvt Ltd.
Domestic workers to get more
Hong Kong has announced that the minimum allowable wage for foreign
domestic helpers in Hong Kong would be increased by HK $ 100 (SL Rs
1,405) from HK $ 3,480 - HK $ 3,580 per month (Rs 50,291.84). The
minimum allowable wage will be applicable to employment contracts signed
on or after July 10.
The employment contracts signed on or before July 9 at a wage level
not lower than the prevailing minimum allowable wage of $ 3,480 per
month will still be processed by the Immigration Department.