High-end hotels to quarantine migrant workers: SLBFE

High-end hotels to quarantine migrant workers: SLBFE

High-end hotels to quarantine migrant workers: SLBFE

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

21 Apr, 2021 | 9:03 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) has taken steps to reserve seven high-end star-rated hotels for quarantine purposes of Sri Lankan migrant workers returning to the country.

Only employees registered with the Foreign Employment Bureau are entitled to undergo quarantine at these locations, free of charge, Mangala Randeniya, the Deputy General Manager and Spokesperson for the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) told News 1st on Wednesday (Apr. 21).

So far, more than 430 Sri Lankan migrant workers have been repatriated to the island under this programme of providing free quarantine facilities, he noted.

“Several hotels maintained under the Foreign Employment Bureau will be used for this purpose. Accordingly, seven 03-star hotels were obtained by the bureau for this purpose and the SLBFE will bear the costs incurred for providing the quarantine facilities. These include the hotel charges and costs incurred on PCR tests,” Mangala Randeniya further elaborated.

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