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Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 05.11 GMT

Flights to Japan to bring back Lankans


President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed officials to send flights to Tokyo to bring back Sri Lankans living there.

Accordingly, two SriLankan airlines flights left for Narita International Airport yesterday (16) from the Bandaranaike International Airport at 11.50 a.m. and 1.20 p.m.

The planes are scheduled to fly back today (17) from Tokyo bringing Sri Lankans.

SriLankan Airlines meanwhile said that it will operate a special flight to and from Tokyo today to provide passage for Sri Lankans in Japan.

The airline said flight UL1423 will depart Tokyo at 1630 hours on March 17 and arrive in Colombo at 0015 hours on March 18.

The Ministry of External Affairs stated that it will continue to be in close contact with the Sri Lanka Mission in Tokyo, with a view to ensuring the safety and well-being of Sri Lankans in Japan.

The Ministry has established an Information Desk which can be contacted on 011 4719593/011 5743362/ 0772267929 (24 hours). Inquiries could also be made to the Sri Lankan Embassy in Tokyo on Tel: 0081 334406911/2.






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