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Repatriation process to resume soon

The repatriation process will resume on a full scale to bring back stranded Sri Lankan nationals due to the COVID-19 pandemic after the forthcoming General Election, according to Additional Secretary to the President for Foreign Relations Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage.

“An Emirates flight arrived from the United Arab Emirates(UAE) yesterday (31) and another is scheduled to arrive today.

The airlines had offered the stranded Sri Lankan passengers a concessionary travel fair due to the current situation.

He further added arrangements are made to repatriate garment factory workers stranded in Jordan soon.

“All arrangements are being finalised and a flight will be sent immediately to repatriate the stranded Lankans in Jordan”.

Admiral Colombage added, the passengers that arrived from Japan and Qatar yesterday morning, had made their travel arrangements through various employment organizations and most of them will be quarantined at hotels.

More than 40 passengers employed in Japan and Qatar, arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport(BIA) yesterday, and all were directed to the quarantine procedure after undergoing PCR tests.


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