278 Sri Lankans repatriated from the UK

2020-06-07 at 13:10

SRI LANKAN MATTALA AIR PORT

278 Sri Lankans, who were stranded in the United Kingdom owing to coronavirus travel restrictions, arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning.

SriLankan Airlines flight UL-504 arrived in the island at 2.51am.

86 Lankans arrived from Mumbai, India last night.

The arrivals, passengers and crew members, were subject to PCR tests at the BIA.

Airport officials lodged the group at nearby hotels in Katunayake until the results of the tests are released.

If any individual tests positive for the coronavirus they will be directed to hospitals while the others will be directed to quarantine facilities.