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Sunday June 13th, 2021
Migrant workers

Thousands of Migrant workers stranded in the Gulf States

Almost a year after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many Sri Lankan migrant workers remain stranded mostly in the Gulf States with little or no money, a lo...

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Sri Lanka repatriates 320 stranded migrant workers from Oman

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it repatriated 320 stranded migrant workers out of which more than 81 workers had oversta...

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Govt has no plan to bring back stranded workers – Dr Harini Amarasuriya

Opposition MP Amarasuriya says the government has no proper procedure to repatriate Lankan workers who have lost jobs and are destitute in the Middle-...

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More than 500 stranded foreign workers in Oman repatriated

More than 500 Sri Lankan foreign workers in Oman have been repatriated last week free of charge the Foreign Ministry said.

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Sri Lanka: PCR testing capacity at International Airport drops drastically

A shortage of automated extraction reagent kits cuts tests to 600 per day as arrivals are ramped up

Sri Lanka will continue repatriation but at a slower pace – Foreign Secy

Sri Lanka will continue the repatriation of Sri Lankans abroad at a slow pace due to the capacity of the quarantine centres, Secretary to the Foreign ...

Most Sri Lankans stranded in the Middle-East can’t afford the pricey tickets home - Returnee

Sri Lanka resumed flights to bring back migrant workers from Kuwait today, but returnees say many Sri Lankans remain stu...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been strengthened and now he has to deal with multiple crises

The result of the election has shown that the people have heeded President Rajapaksa’s call and strengthened his hand ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Two Sri Lankans injured in massive Beirut blast that has killed dozens - Ambassador

At least one Sri Lankan is injured in the massive explosion that occurred in the Lebanese capital Beirut yesterday, Sri ...

Tharumalee Silva

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Sri Lanka will resume full repatriation of migrant workers from August 9 - officials

Sri Lanka will fly home some 600 migrant workers from Abu Dhabi and Dubai on July 31 and August 1, but begin full repatr...

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Jordanian Police rescue Sri Lanka Embassy staff held hostage by migrant workers

Jordanian police fired tear gas to help rescue three staffers of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Jordan who were being held ho...

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The call to postpone elections is heard again as public concern over COVID 19 rises

A government formed out of a parliament with a fresh mandate from the people will have the legitimacy and be adequately ...

Jehan Perera

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Sri Lanka needs to rethink how it should train and manage migrant workers – Foreign Secretary

The COVID 19 induced crisis in migrant labour should prompt a re-think in how Sri Lanka should train and manage its over...

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