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* Sri Lanka to bring home all Sri Lankan expatriate workers from West Africa
Thu, Aug 14, 2014, 09:45 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka has decided to bring back all Sri Lankan migrant workers currently employed West African countries due to the fast spreading Ebola epidemic in the region, Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) said.

The SLBFE said that although previously they planned only to repatriate around 200 migrant workers employed in Liberia, the Ministry of Foreign Employment and Welfare Promotion has decided to bring all the Sri Lankan nationals since the situation is worsening.

The decision to bring all of them back was taken in view of the seriousness of the outbreak and the threat it poses to the lives of Sri Lankans currently residing in the West African countries, the SLBFE said.

The World Health Organization last week declared that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed over 1,000 people is an international public health emergency that demands an extraordinary response.

So far patients contracted Ebola have been limited to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, while few cases have been reported in Nigeria.

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