Foreign Ministry succeeds in evacuating two Sri Lankans on board Diamond Princess

Feb 27, 2020 (LBO) – The two Sri Lankan crew members who were on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan, were evacuated last night (26 February) by a charter flight organised by the Indian Government to New Delhi upon a request made by the Sri Lankan Government.

The two Sri Lankan crew members are in good health, according to the Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan.

A total of 124 crew who were on board the cruise ship have been evacuated and will undergo a quarantine period in the Army facility in Haryana, India.

Upon completion of the quarantine procedure in India, the two Sri Lankan crew members will return to Colombo.