Sri Lankans return from Kuwait

Several migrant workers who were stranded in Kuwait were brought back to the country on Tuesday (19) by two special flights charter flights operated by Kuwait Airways.

According to airport sources, the first flight arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on Tuesday evening at around 6.30 pm carrying approximately 200 passengers and the second landed at midnight with another 100 Sri Lankans on board.

As the health guidelines by the Ministry of Health, the returnees followed mandatory quarantine procedures.

It's reported that more than 100, 000 Sri Lankans are working in Kuwait. Currently 19, 000 have no valid visas. Sri Lanka Embassy in Kuwait has issued emergency travel documents to those Sri Lankan nationals who qualified for the Amnesty.

The general Amnesty enables those to leave with special consequences, and also to return to Kuwait for work in a legal manner.

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