Sri Lankans held at deportation camp in Riyadh to return tomorrow: MFA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated today (29) that the first group of Sri Lankans held at the ‘Tarheel’ deportation camp in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will be returning to Sri Lanka on Friday (30).

According to the Ministry, this will be followed by a second and third group also returning to Sri Lanka on 03 May and 05 May 2021.

This repatriation process of the deportation of camp inmates is a result of an ongoing collaboration between the Saudi authorities and the Sri Lankan Embassy in Riyadh.


Since July 2020, the Embassy has facilitated the deportation of 154 Sri Lankans from the camps.