Sri Lankans stranded in Nepal brought back

A group of Sri Lankans stranded in Nepal were brought back to the country today.

SriLankan Airlines brought back 76 Sri Lankan students stranded in Nepal in a special flight.

A chartered flight of SriLankan Airlines landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at around 12:30 pm Nepal time took off for Colombo with the 76 students studying at the Pokhara-based Manipal Teaching Hospital.

SriLankan Airlines has been operating special flights to bring home Sri Lankan students stranded overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These special flights are being operated as part of the Government of Sri Lanka’s program to bring back Sri Lankan students stranded in foreign countries and are being carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Airline earlier operated several such flights to bring home pilgrims and students stranded in several countries, including a group of students who were trapped in Wuhan during the early days of the pandemic.

Sri Lanka’s High Commissions in these states have obtained permission from the respective civil aviation authorities to operate these special flights. (Colombo Gazette)

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