Written by Staff Writer
06 Apr, 2015 | 2:18 pm
Forty three (43) Sri Lankan migrant workers who had been affected by the crisis in Yemen have been inconvenienced as they have been unable to leave the country.
Speaking to News1st, a Sri Lankan migrant worker who is currently at the Port of Hodeidah stated that they have been unable to leave the country due to improper coordination on the part of officials.
He stated that the 43 Sri Lankans had travelled over 300 km from the Yemeni capital Sanaa to Hodeidah in order to board a Chinese vessel. He noted that once they arrived at the port, officials at the port demanded for a letter from Chinese officials.
He added that they are currently working on leaving the country through a local merchant.
Addressing a media briefing which is currently underway, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ajith P. Perera stated that they have taken steps to repatriate the 43 Sri Lankans in Yemen.
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