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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 6.20 GMT

Lankans evacuated from Libya


Thirty nine Sri Lankans have returned to the country from Libya while 37 more are to arrive in the country in the next few days.

These Sri Lankans who worked in a Libyan hotel arrived in the island early last morning by Qatar Airways and another 30 workers arrived last night.

Reportedly, another group of 36 Sri Lankans are returning to the country by a Chinese vessel while 31 Sri Lankan workers have gone to Malta by a US vessel.

According to Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau, there are around 800 Sri Lankans in Libya and immediate steps are being taken to evacuate them.

Meanwhile, 37 Sri Lankans have been evacuated to Greece from Libya and they would arrive in the country in the next few days.

There are around 350 workers at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Tripoli and the External Affairs Ministry will arrange a charter flight to get bring them back to the country.

Special officers have been deployed in the Katunayake Airport to provide necessary facilities for Sri Lankans arriving from Libya.







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