Sri Lankans stranded in Kuwait appeal to President

By Indika Sri Aravinda

A group of Sri Lankans stranded in Kuwait have appealed to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to bring them back as soon as possible.

The Sri Lankans, in a video message, said that they have very little food and water and are now in a desperate situation.

Just last week the Foreign Ministry said that the Kuwaiti Government had offered to fly Sri Lankan migrant workers back.

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha said that Foreign Relations and Foreign Employment Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, having received Cabinet sanction, is going to engage with his Kuwaiti counterpart and will be discussing a process by which Sri Lanka can respect an amnesty offer.

The Sri Lankans appearing on the video sent to Colombo Gazette said that they cannot wait any longer and need to return soon.

They said that while they had entered Kuwait illegally they are prepared to face the consequences back home as they have been offered amnesty by the Kuwait authorities. (Colombo Gazette)

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