Second Special Repatriation flight carrying Indians takes off from Sri Lanka

Second Special Repatriation flight carrying Indians takes off from Sri Lanka

Second Special Repatriation flight carrying Indians takes off from Sri Lanka

Written by Zulfick Farzan

15 Jun, 2020 | 2:26 pm

Colombo (News 1st);  156 Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka were repatriated on a special Air India AI 1202 flight from Colombo to Kochi and Bengaluru today.

The flight was scheduled as part of phase III of ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ a Government of India initiative to undertake the largest ever repatriation from all over the world for the return of Indian nationals stranded abroad due to COVID19 pandemic.

Over 1000 Indian nationals have been repatriated from Sri Lanka so far including this flight, another special Air India Flight on 29th May, 2020, Indian Naval Ship Jalashwa which made a voyage from Colombo to Tuticorin on 01st June and through various charter flights.

The next special flight from Sri Lanka, Air India AI 0282 from Colombo to Delhi –Lucknow- Gaya is scheduled on 22nd June 2020.

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