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Italian embassy in Sri Lanka said ‘the returnees from Italy referenced in recent news publications have never obtained a visa from this Embassy, nor have ever requested one.’

“We would like to bring to the notice of readers that the returnees from Italy referenced in recent news publications have never obtained a visa from this Embassy, nor have ever requested one,” the embassy said in a statement.
 
With regards to some news items on the Covid-19 situation in Italy that are appearing in the Sri Lankan press, the Italian Embassy said “It is completely untrue that mass burials are carried in some areas in Italy, and that people in Italy are being buried naked and without religious rites.”

“Although it is true that public funerals are not allowed, however loved ones can be mourned by a restricted number of family members in the presence of the parish priest. Each deceased (whether in a single coffin or - in some cases - his/her ashes) is buried individually with all due respect, according to desired religious practices and laws, with utmost respect for the deceased - a custom which is deeply rooted in the Italian culture.”
 
“At the same time, we would like to express our utmost gratitude for the numerous expressions of support expressed by many of our Sri Lankan friends,” the statement added.

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  • Redflame Tuesday, 24 March 2020 04:40 PM

    May god bless all the Italians and save them from Covid-19 virus. We pray you for health and happiness to prevail.

    Karu Tuesday, 24 March 2020 04:46 PM

    They are all Kallathonis. Further explanation not required

    Ahmed Tuesday, 24 March 2020 04:55 PM

    why do they need a visa from italian embassy to return sri lanka ? are they saying sri lankans who came from italy was living in italy with no visa. if thats the case how did they came from flight and got cleared from our airport ?

    vince Wednesday, 25 March 2020 12:02 AM

    They said it diplomatically which is they were mainly illegals who entered Italy by any means. now they have returned in fear for their lives. They certainly won't be going back.

    Neville Tuesday, 24 March 2020 05:05 PM

    So these illegal immigrants sought royal treatment on arrival at the airport.

    CITIZEN Tuesday, 24 March 2020 05:21 PM

    WHAT A MESS AND CHAOS CAN THE MEDIA MAKE

    Andrew Silva Wednesday, 25 March 2020 05:46 AM

    If these Sri Lankans did not get visas from the Italian embassy they got it from some where in Sri Lanka. The world should be careful of any Lankans who arrive in their countries. The government should investigate and punish whomever is responsible or will the authorities go to sleep.


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