Indian Naval Ship INS Jalashwa will make a voyage to Tuticorin from Colombo Port on 1 June which will carry Indian nationals domiciled in the State of Tamil Nadu from Sri Lanka.
The voyage will be next in the series of Samudra Setu, an exercise in which Indian Naval Ships have been deployed to bring back stranded Indians abroad under the Vande Bharat Mission.
The manifest for this voyage will be prepared based on registrations received by the High Commission of India, Colombo, the HC said in a news release.
It said priority will be given to compelling cases in distress, including migrant workers/labourers who have been laid off, short term visa holders faced with expiry of visa, people with medical emergency/ pregnant women/elderly, those required to return to India due to death of family member, and students as stated in the Standard Operating Procedure issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, for movement of Stranded Indian Nationals dated 05 May, 2020.
Information regarding this voyage will be updated on the High Commission of India website, the news release said.
As the High Commission of India, Colombo has received many repatriation requests from Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka, only some of the registered people would be accommodated on this voyage. Short-listed passengers for this voyage will be informed by the High Commission of India.