Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait Deport 62 Expatriates Without Sufficient Documents
Kuwait City: The Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait has recently confirmed the deportation of 62 Sri Lankan citizens who stayed in the country without proper documentation. These individuals, who had been residing in Kuwait on temporary passports, were discovered to have stayed beyond their authorized period. Expatriates arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Kadunaike, as reported by Sri Lankan media.
Majority of Expatriates Are Domestic Workers
Out of the 62 expatriates deported, a remarkable 59 were domestic workers who had been engaged in various jobs in Kuwait after the completion of their contractual obligations. These individuals were living in temporary shelters and receiving a monthly salary of 250 dinars. A spokesperson for the Sri Lankan Embassy stated that the necessary arrangements were made in cooperation with the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Criminal Investigation Department, the Courts, and other relevant authorities, resulting in their deportation. Furthermore, it was revealed that over 2,000 Sri Lankan domestic workers have registered with the Embassy to return to their home country.
784 Inmates Held in Kuwait’s Deportation Centers
Kuwait City: Security sources disclosed that there are presently 784 inmates being held in Kuwait’s deportation centers. Among them, 334 are men, 450 are women, and 15 are children. The majority of these prisoners hail from Asian and Arab countries. The Ministry of Interior allocates an average of 10 Kuwaiti dinars per day, per prisoner for their sustenance, including food, drink, and healthcare expenses. Additionally, the cost per day, which incorporates amenities like milk, toys, and clothes for children, amounts to approximately 15 dinars. In order to ensure the well-being of the prisoners, separate clinics for men and women, as well as a dental clinic, have been established by the prison administration. Reasons for deportation vary and may include travel date limitations and high ticket prices.
Efforts to Facilitate Travel for Deported Women
Meanwhile, officials are making efforts to arrange travel tickets for women who have been deported, especially those with children. Charitable committees and donors are extending their support to assist in this process. Approximately 150 individuals are deported on a daily basis, with strict adherence to safety protocols and the assistance of female police officers. The deportation center has a maximum capacity of 1,200 people, providing facilities for 700 men and 500 women.
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Kuwait City: The Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait informed that 62 Sri Lankan citizens who stayed in Kuwait without sufficient documents have been deported. Those who stayed illegally on temporary passports were deported. Sri Lankan media reported that the expatriates had arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Kadunaike.
59 of the expatriates are domestic workers. They were doing various jobs in Kuwait after their domestic service contracts ended. A spokesman for the Sri Lankan Embassy said they were living in temporary shelters in Kuwait on a monthly salary of 250 dinars.
With the cooperation of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Criminal Investigation Department, the Courts and other concerned authorities, their temporary passports were prepared and sent back to Sri Lanka. He added that more than 2,000 Sri Lankan domestic workers have registered with the Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait to return to the country.
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There are 784 exiled prisoners in the country’s deportation centres; Kuwaiti security officials revealed
Kuwait City: Security sources revealed that there are currently 784 prisoners in Kuwait’s deportation centers. Out of this there are 334 men, 450 women and 15 children. Most of the prisoners held in deportation centers come from Asian and Arab countries.
The Ministry of Interior spends an average of 10 Kuwaiti dinars per day per prisoner on food, drink and health care costs. The cost of a day, which includes milk, toys and clothes for children, is about 15 dinars. The prison administration has taken steps to ensure the welfare of the prisoners by establishing separate clinics for men and women and a dental clinic. Many people are deported due to reasons such as travel dates and high ticket prices.
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Meanwhile, officials said they are trying to arrange tickets for some women who have been deported with the help of charity committees or donors to travel with their children. Around 150 deportees are deported every day. This is done in accordance with all safety norms and with the support of the female police force. The deportation center has a total capacity of 1,200 people. It has facilities for 700 men and 500 women.
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