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General Amnesty for illegal Sri Lankan migrant workers in Lebonan

foreign ministry logoGovernment of Lebonan has agreed to extend a general amnesty for the illegal Sri Lankan migrant workers in the country after the discussions held between the two governments.

Sri Lankan Ambassador in Lebonan Mrs. R.K. Wijerathne Mendis under the direction of the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera, made a special request from the  Government of Lebonan to extend such general amnesty and the Embassy held discussions with the Lebonan Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and the Chief of the Department of Immigration and Migration General Ibraham Abbas in this regard.

Under this general amnesty, over 400 migrant workers staying in Lebonan illegally will be alble to return to the country. No Sri Lankan migrant worker will be arrested or detained during this period.

Before this, three general amnesty periods were declared by Lebonan in 2004, 2006, and 2010. They were declared by the Government of Lebonan under special circumstances and this year general amnesty is decleared by them due to the close bilateral relations betweeen Sri Lanka and Lebonan.

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