Over 38 thousand Sri Lankans in 143 countries hope to return to the country.

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Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has called on migrant workers as well as students and parents, to carefully calibrate the effect repatriation at this time could have on their jobs and education, before making decisions to seek to return to Sri Lanka, availing of the limited flights being operated by the Government for those facing compelling circumstances. He made this observation yesterday. He noted that over 38,000 Sri Lankans are seeking to be repatriated, of that nearly 28,000 migrant workers.

He said they are going to try as much as possible to ensure that those who stay back are assisted to the extent possible, particularly the most vulnerable through the various networks of 67 Missions, 16 where SLBFE is present .

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