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April 24, 2020

Srilankan airbus flown to Colombo with 76 passengers

Kathmandu: A special chartered Srilankan airlines has flown back to Colombo on Friday with 76 Srilankan passengers who were stranded in Nepal after imposition of lockdown due to COVID-19.

According to Civil Aviation Department the Srilankan airbus 320 had arrived Friday morning at Tribhuwan International Airport at around 11:23 and took off from the airport at 12:30 for Colombo.

The passengers on board included Srilankan students and tourists stranded in Nepal due to lockdown.

The Srilankarn airbus was permitted to fly from Kathmandu airport to Colombo after Srilankar embassy in Nepal requested the Nepal government to allow such chartered plane to fly to evacuate its citizens from Nepal.

This is the 33th chartered international flight during the lockdown period.

 

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