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54 Stranded SL Domestic workers return from Kuwait

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Fifty-four Sri Lankan domestic workers who were illegally stranded in Kuwait unable to return to Sri Lanka, without visas were sent to the Katunayake Airport yesterday (16) morning with the intervention of the Sri Lankan Embassy there.

There were 53 female domestic workers and one male domestic worker among this group, most of them residents of the Anuradhapura district, and the rest were residents of Polonnaruwa, Moneragala, Galle, and Matara districts.

They had run away from their contracted workplaces and worked for a long time in other places in the State of Kuwait for higher wages, later when some of them fell ill, had problems with their families in Sri Lanka, and exceeded their age limits they had intended to come back to Sri Lanka.

Thereafter, these people had registered at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the State of Kuwait to be able to come back to Sri Lanka, and then the embassy officials had worked together with the Criminal Investigation Department, the police and the courts to prepare temporary passports and thus deport these Sri Lankans from the country.

This group of Sri Lankans had arrived at Katunayake Airport yesterday (16) at 06.45 in the morning from the State of Kuwait on Sri Lankan Airlines flight UL230.

They had been given their fares to return to their homes by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment at the arrival terminal of Katunayake Airport and later left for their villages.

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