Twenty-one Sri Lankan students in China leave for SL

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ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lankan Embassy in China has confirmed that a group of 21 Sri Lankan students left for Colombo this afternoon, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

Issuing a statement, the PMD noted that students residing in Sichuan province and various other parts of China are being transported to local airports by bus. Some 30 students remaining in the city of Nanning are expected to join them.

“Discussions are currently underway with the Chinese government to bring back Sri Lankan students in Wuhan which is locked down,” the statement said.

The President’s Office, the Ministry of Foreign Relations (MFR) the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Sri Lankan Embassy in China and SriLankan Airlines are coordinating the evacuation process.

“Meanwhile, those had arrived from China are requested to attend a regular medical screening and to be vigilant about their body temperature and are also requested to wear facemasks for at least 20 days,” the statement added.

In related news, passengers arriving from China are now being channelled separately at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), according to an airport official. (Colombo/Jan27/2020)

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