Update: 42 Lankans return home safely


Sri Lanka Air Force C130 aircraft, which left for Nepal on Sunday (26) to bring back Sri Lankans in Nepal, arrived this afternoon carrying 42 Sri Lankans at around 2.00 p.m, the Air Force sources said.

The aircraft, which was also carrying emergency supplies, medical and relief workers to Nepal had earlier developed engine trouble and the process was delayed. “They are now safe in Sri Lanka,” the SLAF said.

The government took steps to bring back Sri Lankans including students studying in Nepal after the country was hit by a massive earthquake.