ECONOMYNEXT – A group of Sri Lanka workers who could not reach South Korea within the deadline due to a flight delay will leave for the country again on June 04, officials said.
Due to a 10-hour delay of a SriLankan Airlines flight, 48 Sri Lankan workers missed a deadline set by the Korean authorities to report to the country.
Sri Lanka bureau of Foreign Employment was told by the South Korean Human Resource Institute not to send the workers after the plane delay.
“There were 48 employees who were stranded in the airport as they were leaving for employment in South Korea for industrial, construction and for fisheries jobs”, Sanjaya Nallaperuma, Media Spokesperson of Ministry of Labor and Foreign Employment told Economy next.
After explaining the situation, the South Korean officials had informed the bureau to send the group on June 04, 2023.
Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL 470 which was scheduled to fly to Incheon, South Korea at 8:04 pm on May 24, was delayed due to technical problem.
The airline said passenger safety was the priority, which had led to the delay.
“Our purpose is to provide a safe flight to all the passengers and we have taken care of that,” Deepal Perera, SriLankan Airlines spokesperson, told Economy Next.
“If there are any faults, we rectify the aircraft before taking the passengers to their destinations and this is what we have done”. (Colombo/ May 25/2023)