First group of Indian workers 'mistreated' by Sri Lankan company return home

New Delhi: The first batch of Indian workers, who were involved in a labour dispute with a Sri Lankan company, returned from the island nation on Tuesday.

New Delhi: The first batch of Indian workers, who were involved in a labour dispute with a Sri Lankan company, returned from the island nation on Tuesday.

Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin took to Twitter to share the information.

"First group back. Rest coming in course of day. Indians with labour issues in Sri Lanka return," he wrote.

Earlier this week, Akbaruddin had stated that the issue is labour-related and had assured that the Indian High Commission in Colombo had taken up the matter with the concerned company.

According to reports, the 77 workers involved in the dispute had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, seeking their intervention to resolve the matter.

The workers mostly hail from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

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