Sept 19, Colombo: A group of 31 Sri Lankan domestic workers, who were deported from Kuwait but being unable to return to the island and illegally staying in that country without visas, has arrived in the island using temporary flight permits arranged with the intervention of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait.
This group of Sri Lankans, which includes 3 male workers and 28 female domestic aides, has registered at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Kuwait to come to Sri Lanka.
This group has arrived at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport at 06.16 in the morning on September 19 from the state of Kuwait on SriLankan Airlines flight UL-230.
In addition, 33 Sri Lankan domestic workers were sent to Sri Lanka from Kuwait on September 12, and among them there were 09 men and 24 women.
Accordingly, during these two weeks, 64 Sri Lankans who had gone to work as domestic workers in Kuwait and stayed there without visas, but were registered at the Sri Lankan Embassy there, were sent to Sri Lanka.
Most of them were residents of Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, Galle, Matara and Monaragala.
Also, about 2,000 people are registered in the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kuwait to come to Sri Lanka in this way, and they will be sent to Sri Lanka in groups in the future, said a spokesman of the embassy.