Lankans in Qatar will not be brought back

817eb509-f3f9-4607-b340-110e1894b7d2The Sri Lankans displaced by the fire in Qatar will not be brought back to Sri Lanka, Minister of Foreign Employment Thalatha Athukorala said today.

She said that the Sri Lankan Embassy in Qatar is looking into the requirements of the Sri Lankans who were displaced as a result of the major fire in Sailiya yesterday.

However she said that there was no immediate need to bring back the Sri Lankans, most of who are employed in Qatar.

Over 250 Sri Lankan expatriates were evacuated after the fire broke out yesterday in a dormitory in Sailiya, Qatar, the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment said.

There were no casualties reported from the fire. (Colombo Gazette)