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A special SriLankan Airlines flight UL 144 carrying 163 Sri Lankans stranded in Mumbai, India, due to COVID- 19, arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake this afternoon.

Earlier, the SriLankan Airlines said it decided to operate special flights from India’s Amritsar, Coimbatore, Pakistan’s Karachi, Lahore and Nepal’s Kathmandu to bring home 433 Sri Lankan students who had been stranded overseas due to the prevailing travel restrictions imposed in view of the COVID 19 pandemic.

A SriLankan plane carrying 113 Sri Lankan students from Lahore and Karachi, Pakistan arrived at the BIA on April 21 as the first batch.

These special flights are being operated as part of Sri Lankan government’s programme to bring back Sri Lankan students stranded in foreign countries and are being carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SriLankan Airlines said.

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  • Udaya Saturday, 25 April 2020 07:07 PM

    It is important to bring Stranded students to Sri Lanka. At the same time Govt should consider bring back stranded vulnerable expatriates working in other countries too, situation of them more critical then students whose patents are affordable to support their living. These indecent workers don’t have food, lodging

    CITIZEN Saturday, 25 April 2020 07:49 PM

    ALL BROUGHT IN TO VOTE FOR SLPP???

    Ex Navy Saturday, 25 April 2020 11:30 PM

    Good job from Sri Lankan pilots. It is only matter of weeks before India would be engulfed by coronavirus with no escape for anyone.

    Sokrates Sunday, 26 April 2020 10:09 AM

    All for taxpayer money. These students all had the opportunity to come back with normal scheduled flights at the beginning of the pandemic because the BIA was closed much too late. But, as is common with Sri Lankans, they cannot look ahead and everything is only done in the last second.

    Wellwisher Sunday, 26 April 2020 02:20 PM

    We are paying for all these trips.So many house maids and employees are stuck in the middle east so why no passenger flights to take them to srilanka?.Can any one explain?.


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