89 SRI LANKANS DIED IN MIDDLE-EAST FROM COVID-19

89 SRI LANKANS DIED IN MIDDLE-EAST FROM COVID-19

89 SRI LANKANS DIED IN MIDDLE-EAST FROM COVID-19

Written by Zulfick Farzan

04 Jan, 2021 | 7:22 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment said 89 Sri Lankans have died in the middle-east due to COVID-19 infection.

SLBFE Deputy General Manager Mangala Randeniya speaking to News 1st said 45,000 Sri Lankan expatriate workers were repatriated to the country, and 32,000 of them are from the middle-east.

Another 48,000 Sri Lankan expatriate workers await repatriation from the middle-east, he said adding globally that figure is north of 60,000.

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