Sri Lankans stranded in Maldives brought back

A group of Sri Lankans who were stranded in Male, Maldives due to the COVID-19 outbreak arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning.

The Sri Lankans were brought back from the Maldives via a special flight chartered by SriLankan Airlines.

Media Spokesperson of SriLankan Airlines Deepal Perera told the Colombo Gazette that the group consisted of 300 Sri Lankans who were employed in the Maldives.

He further said that one passenger was offered the Stretcher Passenger Service, which is provided for passengers unable to sit in an upright position in the seat during the entire flight from takeoff to landing.

The repatriation is part of efforts taken by the Ministry of Foreign Relations to bring back Sri Lankans stranded overseas, based on requests made by them and their relatives. (Colombo Gazette)

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