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Opposition MPs depart on diplomatic mission to rescue Sri Lankans held in Myanmar and Russia

May 27, Colombo (LNW): Three members of the Opposition have departed from Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on a diplomatic mission to Thailand, aimed at rescuing 49 Sri Lankan youths and women reportedly held against their will in a cyber camp in Myanmar, as well as Sri Lankan war veterans caught in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

The Opposition delegation embarked on this mission to Myanmar this (27) morning for a 10-day visit to establish a programme for negotiations with diplomatic officials and third parties.

The group comprises Opposition MPs, including lawyer Wasantha Yapa Bandara, J.C. Alawathuwala, and Sujith Sanjay Perera.

The MPs stated that they will spend five days each in Myanmar and Russia as part of this rescue operation.

The delegation carried letters containing the demands of the Chief incumbents of the three Buddhist chapters and the Leader of the Opposition.

They plan to meet with Sangha leaders in Thailand and Myanmar, as well as diplomatic officials in Russia.

The group departed from the BIA at 01:10 this morning on SriLankan Airlines flight UL-402 to Bangkok, Thailand.

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