248 migrants stranded in Oman have arrived in the island

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Sri Lanka Embassy in Oman in collaboration with the President Secretariat and the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka, made special arrangements for the repatriation of 248 stranded Sri Lankan migrant workers from Muscat to Colombo by Sri Lankan Airlines. This includes around 45 stranded Sri Lankan migrant workers who had overstayed in the Sultanate of Oman after the expiry of their visas. Others included Sri Lankan migrant workers who lost their jobs, sheltered at the Embassy Safe House, released from prisons and those who are under medical emergencies.
The Government of Oman granted an amnesty for the Sri Lankan destitute migrant workers to leave Oman with the full waiver of their penalties and fines. The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Muscat provided them with necessary travel documents free of charge to return to Sri Lanka.

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