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Discussions are underway on the possibility of receiving 500 to 600 expatriates into the country from overseas on a daily basis, and the conduct of PCR tests and the quarantine process, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said.

The repatriation of Sri Lankans stranded overseas resumed from November 16, which was suspended after the emergence of the second COVID-19 wave in the country, early October.

Currently, Sri Lanka brings less than 250 expatriates to the island each day. (Sheain Fernandopulle) 


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  • Sivamany Nagaratnarajah Thursday, 10 December 2020 11:31 AM

    There are lot of people are struggling in overseas many months with physical and psychological problems. Help them to return home.

    FF Thursday, 10 December 2020 11:31 AM

    CANT EXPATS COME ON THEIR OWN WITHOUT WAITING FOR TRAVEL ARRANGED BY GOVT? WHAT IS THE ARRANGEMENT TO COME IN BATCHES

    Sivamany Nagaratnarajah Thursday, 10 December 2020 11:34 AM

    How much is the quarantine charge in hotels for two passengers for 14 days..

    Kasturi Thursday, 10 December 2020 01:29 PM

    7500 per day x 14 days

    Rozan Jiffry Thursday, 10 December 2020 01:12 PM

    number can easily be increased if home quarantine option is given to those testing negative on arrival, with a written undertaking

    Viviean Maier Thursday, 10 December 2020 02:54 PM

    The people holding return tickets should have been allowed to return to Sri Lanka before the airport was closed. Now that the airport is planning to allow them to return you must allow the airlines that they were using to land in Sri Lanka, anything else is not good ethics

    Rajkumar Nagarajah Thursday, 10 December 2020 03:37 PM

    They are not expatriate but they are Sri LanKan stranded labour migrants abroad.

    Lakshmi Thursday, 10 December 2020 06:01 PM

    What about allowing non residents who have elderly parents and are unable to visit them in this difficult times. Please allow us to fly into Sri Lanka


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