The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Singapore, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the Presidential Secretariat and SriLankan Airlines repatriated the second group of Sri Lankans stranded in Singapore who had registered with the High Commission expressing desire to return to Sri Lanka in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic by SriLankan Airlines flight UL 303 today (2 June, 2020).
The group consisted of 291 individuals from the migrant worker, student, short term travellers and medical evacuation categories.
All repatriated individuals will be undergoing mandatory quarantine at designated Government quarantine centres or at hotels allocated for this purpose.
The High Commission wishes to express appreciation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Transport and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore for their cooperation in this endeavour.
Several Singaporean Charities and organizations, namely Rotary Club of Singapore, Mahakaruna Buddhist Society, Jamiyah Singapore, Tzu Chi Foundation, Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach (AGWO) & Hope Initiative Alliance (HIA), Homeless Hearts of Singapore and Project Providence, as well as Sri Lankan community members including the Singapore- Sri Lanka Business Association helped us tremendously in sustaining the stranded Sri Lankans during this period. Mr. Hosney Fathah together with a group of SriLankan community members also supported those, who couldn’t afford to pay for their air tickets.
SriLankan Airlines has been an excellent partner supporting our efforts to get Sri Lankans home.
The High Commission is grateful for everyone, who supported in this endeavour.