More Sri Lankan students returned to Colombo from China with the assistance of the Sri Lankan Government.
The students have been assisted to leave China after the new coronavirus began to spread around the country.
Around 100 Sri Lankan students arrived in the island today.
The Sri Lankan Embassy in Beijing says a total of 488 Sri Lankan students have departed from China during the last four days.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, at a meeting with the senior officials from the Presidential Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Health, Education, Tourism, Foreign Affairs, Immigration & Emigration, Postal Service, Fisheries and Disaster Management, had appreciated the Chinese Government for facilitating the repatriation of Sri Lankan students in China.
He also expressed satisfaction on the precautions taken and preparedness shown in managing the possible challenges posed from the coronavirus in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)