Four more stranded Sri Lankans safely repatriated from Gaza Strip
Colombo (LNW): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed the safe repatriation of a four-member Sri Lankan family who were stranded in the Gaza Strip.
The Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry facilitated their return, and upon arrival in Colombo on November 24, officials from the Foreign Ministry received the returning Sri Lankans.
Coordination efforts between the Sri Lankan Embassy in Cairo, Egyptian authorities, and the Consular Affairs Division ensured a smooth repatriation process at the Rafah border between Egypt and Gaza.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs arranged logistics and air transportation for the returnees with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
Since the onset of the recent crisis on October 7, 2023, a total of 15 Sri Lankans stranded in the Gaza Strip have been successfully repatriated to Sri Lanka through coordinated efforts with Sri Lanka Missions in Cairo and Ramallah.