Sri Lankan pilgrims stranded in Chennai return aboard special flight

Sri Lankan pilgrims stranded in Chennai return aboard special flight

Sri Lankan pilgrims stranded in Chennai return aboard special flight

Written by Tharushan Fernando

06 Dec, 2015 | 7:50 pm

A group of Sri Lankan pilgrims, who were stranded as a result of the severe flooding in Chennai, South India, were brought home
to Sri Lanka  aboard a chartered flight on Sunday.

The SriLankan Airlines aircraft, carrying the pilgrims left the Trichy Airport on Sunday and reached the Katunayake International Airport at 2 p.m.

Sri Lankan Airlines noted that 190 people were brought home.

A special chartered flight of Mihin Lanka carrying another 102 pilgrims, reached the country at 5:30 on Sunday evening.

Foreign media reports say the floods in Chennai are gradually receding and passenger transport resumed at the Chennai Airport on Sunday after a lapse of four days.

Indian media reports say the extreme weather and floods in South India, has claimed the lives of 300 people.

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