State will pay for repatriation, quarantine – Nimal Siripala
Minister of Labour Nimal Siripala de Silva said, Sri Lankans employed overseas, who are unable to return home due to the expiry of their work contracts, will be flown back at State expense by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE).
He stated that once they are brought down to Colombo they would be subjected to mandatory quarantine at State expense as well.
The Minister said either a hotel or centre will be rented in each District by the Government for this purpose and added that eight centres will be set up in the next fortnight.
De Silva added that priority would be given to expats, following registration with the SLBFE.
(Source: Ceylon Today – By Chathura Liyanage)
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What tremendous kindness flowing from this Minister.
The centres / hotels being rented, of course, will belong to leading grassroot followers.
Will the expatriates be provided with beds, linen, shampoo, moustache trimmers, hair colour, soap, night clothes, sandals, water, electricity, wifi, food, TV, carrom boards, badminton etc?
These expatriates return home with no job and zero prospects of employment in Sri Lanka.
They have to pay international market prices for rice and parrippu when released from the luxury quarantine.
The kind Minister should talk to the Fin Minister and Econ Whizz Cabaraala and pay the expatriates a pension of Rs 35,000 per month plus housing allowance of Rs 200,000 per quarter till they return to thier jobs in the ME.