Measures are being taken to register all Sri Lankans living in Bahrain.
The aim is to evacuate the Sri Lankans if an emergency situation were to occur due to the political disturbance prevailing in the country. A Sri Lankan embassy does not exist in Bahrain. Due to the situation difficulties are experienced in gathering information. A process has been already launched to collect information about Sri Lankans in that country through the internet. The Consul General for Bahrain P.B. Hikgoda said that Sri Lankans can register themselves through the online registration process. Sending housemaids to Bahrain was temporarily suspended recently taking its political situation into consideration.