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* Opposition urges government to bring home Sri Lankans living under Saudi bridge
Fri, Apr 19, 2013, 08:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Ajith P. Perera says that a large number of Sri Lankan workers are stranded at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and they are needed to be brought back immediately.

Over 1,000 Sri Lankan workers who migrated to the Kingdom for employment had lost their employment and they are currently living under the Sharafiya Bridge in Jeddah without being able to leave the country.

The MP said the group including 65 women is in a helpless situation and urged the government to bring them back in a chartered plane.

The Saudi government has agreed to repatriate the group of illegal Sri Lankans overstaying their visas without a penalty, the Sri Lankan consul general in Jeddah has told Arab News yesterday.

The consul general has said that the Sri Lankan mission is under increasing pressure, especially due to the illegal workers' demands for free meals and airline tickets back home.

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