Wed, 29 Sep 2021 Today's Paper

No postponement but slight delay in repatriation flights: FM

27 August 2020 12:00 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

By Kalani Kumarasinghe   

There is no postponement, but a slight delay in the repatriation flights scheduled for Sri Lankan migrants residing in the Middle East, a Foreign Ministry (FM) official said yesterday.  

Director General East Asia Kandeepan Balasubramaniam of the Foreign Ministry’s focal point on COVID -19 Action, speaking to the Daily Mirror said that there was no postponement of scheduled repatriation flights. “There is no postponement but a slight delay, in order to reduce the pressure on local quarantine facilities. Even this week repatriation flights are due to arrive in Sri Lanka as scheduled,” he said.   Mr. Balasubramaniam said that the first repatriation flight from Israel scheduled for this week, has been rescheduled to arrive on September 3, noting that it was the only change in the schedule thus far. A letter issued by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Tel-Aviv said that the Government of Sri Lanka had informed the Embassy of indefinite postponement of scheduled repatriation flights for the Middle East. 

 
The Embassy informing Sri Lankan migrants willing to return to the country said that the decision was taken due to limited quarantine facilities. The Embassy also requested the Sri Lankan migrants to remain calm until a new date is announced for the repatriation flight.   He said that a periodical meeting of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of Covid-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) to be held this evening would deliberate this matter further.     

 

  • The Embassy also requested the Sri Lankan migrants to remain calm until a new date is announced for the repatriation flight

 

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 0

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 


A state-sponsored elephant racket in the works

A controversial new gazette has been issued seeking to employ elephants for w

Waiver of registration questioned: Import of covid related drugs, products shrouded in controversy

The National Medicines Regulatory Authority- the independent authority that r

Mysterious disease killing pups!

A mysterious respiratory disease affecting puppies in the Central Province is

Jacqueline Fernandez; Lankan Star Shining in Indian Film Sky

Sri Lanka’s Jacqueline Fernandez who has made a name for herself in India