39 more Sri Lankans evacuated from Yemen
April 6, 2015 01:09 pm
Thirty-nine Sri Lankans have been safely evacuated from Yemen with the help of the Chinese Embassy and will be transported to Bahrain, the Government Information Department said on Monday (6).
The Bahrain Government has informed Colombo that they will assist in sending back Eight Sri Lankans who were safely evacuated on Friday from the war-ravaged Arab nation and had reached Djibouti by sea.
According to the data received by the Foreign Ministry, 40 Sri Lankans are still trapped in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, while 11 people are in Hodeidah.
Due to the volatile situation in the country, the Government of Sri Lanka took the initiative to make arrangements to evacuate all Sri Lankans in Yemen, who are principally residing in the capital, Sana’a and other main cities, such as Hodeida, Aden and Mukalla.