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Sri Lankan Airlines evacuates 76 students from Nepal

This aircraft carrying Sri Lankan students is due to depart Kathmandu at 1.50pm and is scheduled to arrive at the Katunayake Airport at 4.45 pm.

Sri Lankan government is taking its citizens back from Nepal on Friday via a special flight on friday.

A chartered flight of Sri Lankan Airlines that landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at around 12:30 pm. Took off for Colombo with the 76 students studying at the Pokhara-based Manipal Teaching Hospital.

The students had arrived from Pokhara this morning. Meanwhile, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu has appreciated assistance from the government of Nepal for the evacuation flight.

We deeply appreciate the ready assistance & speedy facilitation extended by Nepal Govt & respective educational authorities,” the Embassy said in a Facebook post.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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