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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 80

No Country Can Deport A Migrant On The Ground Of Sickness

By Manjari Peiris
Colombo, 29 May, (Asiantribune.com):

No country has the right to expel anyone on the ground of sickness from their country according to international conventions, says Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Director General, Health Services.

He added that no country has the right to expel any one is sick from that country according to international conventions and on norms and protocol of decency and human rights.

If other countries where expatriate Sri Lankans are employed think humanely and accord the hospitality to them in the same way Sri Lanka accorded to foreign nationals, Sri Lanka would not have faced the problem of repatriation of hundreds of sick Sri Lankans, Director Dr. Anil Jasinghe said yesterday.

Sri Lanka recorded the highest ever number of COVID 19 infections of 150 on Wednesday night spiraling the patients tally to 1503 as of yesterday with 92 were expatriate Sri Lankans who arrived from Kuwait and 5 came back from Chennai South India and the rest were 53 Navy personnel.He added that no country has the right to expel any one is sick from that country according to international conventions and on norms and protocol of decency and human rights.

He however vowed that the government would not hesitate for a moment to bring back each and every Sri Lankan stranded or remains in a helpless state or even sick but added it takes time.

Sri Lanka kept the first COVID 19 victim found in the country - a female Chinese tourist – until she recovered fully before sending her back.

Stay Safe, Stay at Home, Stay Informed, But Don't Forget to Wash Your Hands.

- Asian Tribune -

No Country Can Deport A Migrant On The Ground Of Sickness
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