Bangla Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Fearing coronavirus, Lankans in Bangladesh seek permission to return

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A group of Sri Lankans living in Bangladesh in a letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sought permission for Sri Lankans working in Bangladesh to return to Sri Lanka.

“We as a community feel it’s much safer to be in our Motherland and I earnestly request your kind approval in permitting our fellow Sri Lankans to return to Colombo in anticipation of SriLankan airlines being allowed to operate the rout over the weekend dating 27th-29th of March 2020,” President of Sri Lanka Association in Bangladesh, Angelo Leanage said.

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He also stated, “As a precautionary measure, these citizens requesting for their return have agreed to corporate and comply with any quarantine and security measures enforced by the authorities upon their arrival. It is upon this condition that we have registered approximately 400 to 450 members including spouse and children.”