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Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 5.06 GMT

Protests in Egypt:
FEB ensures safe passage for Lankans


The Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau (SLFEB) is making efforts to ensure a safe passage for Sri Lankans in Egypt with the protests against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak entering the 8th day yesterday (1 Feb).

The SLFEB is trying to secure a safe return for Sri Lankans and the Ministry has decided to stop Sri Lankans from migrating to Egypt given its current unrest, SLFEB additional General Manager N.K. Ruhunage said.

The SLFEB yesterday decided to temporarily suspend sending employees to Egypt and the decision will be revoked if the situation turned for the better.

According to SLFEB this was a temporary measure and will be changed. The welfare and safety of the Sri Lankans who are already working in Egypt is being monitored by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Egypt at the moment.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs so far there are no reports of Sri Lankans being affected.






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