48,000 SL migrant workers are awaiting to return : SLFBE provides update on repatriation flights

Repatriation of migrant workers are due to resume by the end of this month or early November as the Government has made available enough spaces and beds for the returnees to quarantine, the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLFBE) spokesman, Mangala Randeniya said, The Sunday Observer reported.

Nearly 48,000 migrant workers are awaiting to return to the country since repatriation flights were temporarily suspended after a new cluster of Covid-19 patients were found early this month.

The Bureau expects more people awaiting repatriation to register in the future. (Sunday Observer)