Ranchi: 19 workers from different districts of Jharkhand who were trapped amid prevailing economic crisis in Sri Lanka returned to Ranchi on friday. Labours had requested the Jharkhand government to return to their homeland through social media few days back. After which the government taking initiative in this direction, with the help of the central government, got all the laborers back to their homeland safely. The laborers left Sri Lanka at three o’clock on Friday morning and reached the capital Ranchi in the afternoon of the same day. Along with the government efforts, they were also paid the outstanding salary of three months.

Investigation revealed that all the laborers were working as fitters in Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited in Sri Lanka from 18 February 2022. The trapped workers told that their passport was confiscated by the contractor. Even after more than three months, they were not given salary and ultimately payment for food stopped. On the instructions of the CM, the State Migrant Control Room contacted the contractor and the company and asked them to pay the dues of the workers. After which 19 laborers were paid a total of Rs 8,68,777. Along with this, air tickets were also made for the return of all the workers to the country.