Mar 24, Colombo: The Sri Lankan Embassy in Myanmar has requested the Sri Lankan government to consider the evacuation of Sri Lankans living in the country.
According to a communiqué sent out to Sri Lankan expatriates living in Myanmar today (24), the Embassy has said that it has requested the Sri Lankan government to consider the COVID-19 disease spread as an exceptional situation given the condition of healthcare and strategies to combat the disease in Myanmar.
In the communiqué, the Embassy notes that 210 Sri Lankans are currently residing in the country.
It also requested those whose information has not been updated with the Sri Lankan Embassy to contact its office should they wish to evacuate if given the opportunity. The Embassy has also assured to accept requests of Sri Lankans in Myanmar in relation to the possible evacuation and work with the relevant authorities to formulate a plan.
Following today’s reports that two COVID-19 infected patients have been discovered in Myanmar, the Embassy has been receiving a number of requests from Sri Lankan ex-pats seeking its help to facilitate their return to Sri Lanka.