SLBFE warns Sri Lankans against illegal entry to Israel
Colombo (LNW): Sri Lankans near Israel have been urged not to attempt illegal entry into the country via any border at this time.
This appeal comes from the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), in light of the intensifying conflict between Israel and Palestine.
SLBFE Media Spokesperson, Gamini Senarath Yapa, assured that, as of now, Sri Lankans in Israel are not facing any additional threats and their safety is being prioritised.
Speaking to the media today, he highlighted the proactive steps being undertaken to ensure the safety of Sri Lankans in Israel, considering the growing tensions with Palestine.
Moreover, Gamini Senarath Yapa revealed that 32 Sri Lankans are currently detained in Israel.
Regarding a Sri Lankan man reported missing, he mentioned that efforts are underway to gather more information about the individual, named Yatawara Bandara.
“We’re working closely with the Sri Lankan Embassy in Israel. Should the need arise to identify a body, we might require a DNA sample from a close relative of Bandara,” he added.