21 April 2020 – Program to bring back students stranded overseas

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education, Foreign Affairs, Transportation
Intervention Categories: International travel measures; Repatriation of nationals
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Director of Airport & Aviation Services

Overview: The first batch of Sri Lankan students who have gone for studies and are now stranded in India and Pakistan will arrive the country today. Phase One of the program would see Sri Lankan students in SAARC countries being brought back to the country.
Plans are in place to bring back Sri Lankan students trapped in other countries, which include Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and Russia.
Full details here: https://www.newsfirst.lk/2020/04/21/special-program-to-bring-back-sri-lankan-students-stranded-overseas/

Type of Justification: No justification given