Sri Lankan students in China begin their journey back to Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan students in China begin their journey back to Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan students in China begin their journey back to Sri Lanka

Written by Staff Writer

27 Jan, 2020 | 5:48 pm

Colombo (News 1st) – 21 Sri Lankan students who were engaging in higher studies in China, departed from China today (Jan 27) according to the Sri Lankan Embassy in Beijing.  According to a release issued by the President’s media unit the President’s Office, the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the Ministry of Health, Sri Lankan Embassy in China and SriLankan Airlines are coordinating the evacuation process.

According to the media release, students from the Sichuan province and other parts of China are being transported to airports through buses. The release adds that discussions are underway with the Chinese government to bring back Sri Lankan students in Wuhan which is currently under locked down.

The national carrier, SriLankan Airlines has taken measures to provide air tickets to students at a discount rate of 50%.

Meanwhile, those who have recently arrived from China have been requested to attend regular medical screenings and be vigilant about their bodily temperature. They are also requested to wear facemasks for at least 20 days. The Civil Aviation Authority had set up a separate arrival terminal supported by precautionary measures at the Bandaranaike International Airport for passengers returning from China.

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