India to evacuate Lankans in Libya

26 February 2011 04:41 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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India has agreed to facilitate the evacuation of some 1200 stranded Sri Lankan citizens in violence hit-Libya, the Hindustan Times reported quoting an official.

The Sri Lankan High Commission in New Delhi has been asked to contact the relevant Indian authorities to explore the possibility of accommodating Lankans on the ships that India were sending to get its citizens out, foreign ministry sources said on Friday.

More than 200 Lankans have taken refuge in Sri Lankan’s new embassy in Tripoli after they found themselves trapped in the spreading violence.
Sources said logistics were being worked out about sending a chartered flight to evacuate 498 Lankans who made a request through the embassy.

``We are making an assessment of all the alternatives available to us (to move out Lankans). We are also making enquiries about commercial flights that could bring back our citizens. We are in touch with various friendly countries,’’ foreign ministry sources said.

  Comments - 13

  • citizen1 Saturday, 26 February 2011 04:49 AM

    FINALLY!!

    Common Man Sunday, 27 February 2011 05:15 AM

    What are you talking?, Help comes with aprice, we see it clearly now.

    abhishek Saturday, 26 February 2011 04:53 AM

    Indian karaya honda wadath karano neee

    A.Radella Saturday, 26 February 2011 05:00 AM

    Why India?, SLBFE must take matters in to its own hands.

    Loki Saturday, 26 February 2011 05:23 AM

    What about the ship and plane we were to send?

    Calm Saturday, 26 February 2011 05:43 AM

    To bring back our stranded Sri Lankans in Libya we are 'asking' friendly countries. When we need we 'ask', when we are better off we talk of dignity and not being beggars. When are we going to stop this type of double talk.

    noushin Saturday, 26 February 2011 05:47 AM

    appreciated.

    Konde bendapu china Saturday, 26 February 2011 06:31 AM

    thank you India

    Dilan Saturday, 26 February 2011 06:48 AM

    Wow....

    Mohamed Mudiyanse Saturday, 26 February 2011 08:35 AM

    Thanks India . but we tend forget things immediately . when Pakistan supply arms we never talk about it and when Saudi fund to build hospitals (Nuro) . it comes one line in the last page.
    When china give one rupee it will be put in the head line

    Thomas Saturday, 26 February 2011 10:12 AM

    WHY NOT ASK OUR FRIEND CHAINA TO DO THE JOB , THAN ASKING THE INDIANS.. CHAINA IS ALREADY HAVING A WARSHIP TO EVACUATE CHINESE WORKERS. ??

    Thushan G. Saturday, 26 February 2011 01:10 PM

    Yes A.R, High time We get out of this help seeking attitude. This is a political decision, that why....

    Pain in the Gluteus Saturday, 26 February 2011 02:38 PM

    1. Yes, India needs to be thanked.
    2. I am still wondering about that ship that was sailing to the Italian border with Libya, which has no border with Italy.


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