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Sri Lanka to send flights to bring back 433 students stranded in India, Pakistan, Nepal

Sri Lankan Airlines will operate special flights from Amristar and Coimbatore in India, Karachi and Lahore in Pakistan and Kathmandu in Nepal.

Published: 23rd April 2020 12:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2020 12:05 AM   |  A+A-

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By Associated Press

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is sending special flights to bring back hundreds of students stranded in India, Pakistan and Nepal.

Sri Lankan Airlines will operate special flights from Amristar and Coimbatore in India, Karachi and Lahore in Pakistan and Kathmandu in Nepal.

The flights will bring back 433 students stranded in those cities.

The returnees will be sent to the military-run quarantine centers where they'll stay for 14 days.

The airline earlier operated similar flights to bring home pilgrims and students stranded in countries such as China and India.

SriLankan Airline has suspended passenger flights until April 30 while operating cargo and special flights.

Last month, Sri Lanka closed its international airport for inbound international commercial passenger flights.

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