Sri Lanka today urged the Sri Lankan diaspora in Switzerland to return home and contribute to the development of the country.
Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, D.M. Swaminathan noted that there are around 50,000 Sri Lankans in Switzerland.
He says the Sri Lankans in Switzerland continue to make a significant contribution to Swiss society.
“The unity Government has already invited the diaspora including those in Switzerland to return to their motherland and assist in the rebuilding of the country to realise its true potential,” he said.
Swaminathan was speaking at an event held today at the residence of the Swiss Ambassador to Sri Lanka Heinz Walker- Nederkoorn, to mark the Swiss National Day. (Colombo Gazette)