Twenty-nine of fifty-four Sri Lankans who were stranded in Yemen due to the volatile situation there, arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) last night.
There were 26 men and three women in the group, and they arrived at the airport last night at 8.15 via a Qatar Air flight. They were residents from Kandy, Yakkala, Wattala, Kirillwala and Ratgama areas.
It had been reported that 43 Sri Lankans were evacuated to Djibouti by a Chinese vessel on April 6, while India and Indonesia each evacuated three Sri Lankans. Pix by Deepa Adikari