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* Sri Lanka temporarily suspend sending employees to Bahrain
Sun, Feb 20, 2011, 11:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka has decided to suspend sending migrant workers to Bahrain due to political unrest in that country.

A spokesman of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau said that the Ministry of Defense of Bahrain had asked from the foreigners to limit their arrivals to that country only to the most essential needs.

Accordingly, Sri Lanka will not permit the agencies to send employees to Bahrain until the political situation normalizes.

Around 40,000 Sri Lankans are employed in Bahrain. However, Sri Lanka has no diplomatic mission in Bahrain.

A delegation from Sri Lanka embassy of Kuwait is now in Bahrain to look into the problems of Sri Lankan employees there. They urge the Sri Lankan employees in Bahrain to contact them in case of any trouble to them due to the political unrest.

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