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* Sri Lankan government requests expatriates to return home
Mon, Dec 23, 2013, 11:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 23, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka has called on local expatriates to return to the country since past problems have been overcome after the defeat of terrorism four years ago.

Defense and Urban Development Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said that Sri Lankans who have left the country for various reasons was a serious loss to the country.

Addressing an event in Colombo today, the Defense and Urban Development Secretary observed that many of the country's best and brightest had left the country to seek greener pastures in other countries due to the uncertain situation that prevailed in the country from the 1980s until 2009.

He noted that regardless of whether these individuals left to escape the conflict, pursue higher education, obtain more lucrative employment or enjoy a better quality of life, their departure was a serious loss to the nation.

However, Rajapaksa said that it is now time for the Sri Lankan expatriates from all communities to return to their homes since the country has overcome the problems it faced in the past and is poised for rapid and equitable growth.

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