Over 3,000 Lankans in ME contract COVID-19

By Shiran Ranasinghe | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 27 2020

By Shiran Ranasinghe

Over 3,000 Sri Lankan expatriates serving in 14 Middle Eastern countries contracted COVID-19, and 70 have died. These figures were provided to the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) by Sri Lankan Diplomatic Missions.

A top officer from the SLBFE said around 45,000 Sri Lankan expatriates whose service contracts had expired are facing difficulties in the Middle East, and are unable to return home.


By Shiran Ranasinghe | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 27 2020

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