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Free quarantine for all expatriate workers hereafter: Namal

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While refuting reports that Sri Lankan expatriate workers have to undergo compulsory paid quarantine in Hotels, Minister Namal Rajapaksa said today that all the Sri Lankan expatriate workers would be provided with free quarantine facilities at the government quarantine centres hereafter.

He told parliament that the Health Ministry, Foreign Ministry and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 were making arrangements in this regard on the advice of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

“It is only a rumour that Sri Lankan expatriate workers have to undergo compulsory paid quarantine in hotels. Paid quarantine is optional. We have quarantined more than 45,000 expatriates free of charge so far. We will provide free quarantine at government operated quarantine centres with all the expatriate workers, especially those who arrive from the Middle Eastern countries hereafter,” he said.

The Minister said steps have been taken to increase the number of flights to bring back the expatriates from next week, following a discussion with the President. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • Ammagei Puthek Friday, 08 January 2021 06:47 PM

    so he evaded the problem of NOT giving a choice for expatriates and forcing them into hotels belonging to government cronies.

    Roshan Samarathunga Friday, 08 January 2021 06:47 PM

    The boy in the scene again. He is following his farthers footsteps and his uncles orders. He spent a lot of time in the gym to get fit.

    Grace Friday, 08 January 2021 06:49 PM

    Thank you very much for all efforts you making to ease the burden of expatriates workers. God bless you sir.

    BigEars Friday, 08 January 2021 06:53 PM

    Thanks to the mishandled Ukraine experiment. Now our overseas workers can get back to the homeland.

    God Father Friday, 08 January 2021 06:54 PM

    For Ukrainian tourists, accomodation at TT?

    BigEars Friday, 08 January 2021 06:55 PM

    Good put them in 4 and 5 star hotels free of charger and the government to bear all cost.

    Lop Friday, 08 January 2021 06:55 PM

    AT LAST. BUT TICKETS ARE EXPENSIVE.

    Borat Friday, 08 January 2021 07:05 PM

    Cat out of the bag so jumping like a cat on a hit tin roof.everything seems to be getting exposed now

    Bandara Friday, 08 January 2021 07:06 PM

    Home Quarantine would be best option because outbreak could happen in quarantine centers. it will risk for whole crew of passenger. Lets see if expats coming on 30days vacation to see family .......

    SRILAL PALITHA GALAPITIYA Friday, 08 January 2021 07:42 PM

    Please pay the money what we have spent on hotels.12500x14= 175000/

    Elen Friday, 08 January 2021 08:46 PM

    What a country and politician , I don’t know how they face their children and all with corrupted dent face

    FF Friday, 08 January 2021 09:36 PM

    SRI LANKAN EMBASSIES INSIST THAT THE EXPATS SIGN AND UNDERTAKING THAT THEY WILL PAY FOR QUARANTINE. IF NOT THEY WILL NOT ISSUE THE TICKETS. HOW COME THE MINISTER IS NOT AWARE WHAT THE EMBASSIES ARE DOING. BETTER IT THE EXPATS CAN TRAVEL ON THEIR OWN WITHOUT HAVING TO GO THRU THE EMBASSIES

    Dee Friday, 08 January 2021 11:43 PM

    Thanks podi 'Sar'!

    Lalith Saturday, 09 January 2021 12:37 AM

    Do they pay tax to the country to be given anything free. SL should be get out of evrything free mind set.

    lankan Saturday, 09 January 2021 04:22 PM

    Can you stay at Kandakadu Camp?


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