Scientist Bijon Kumar Sil returns to Singapore after work visa troubles in Bangladesh –

Sil, a microbiologist, left Dhaka at 7.30 am Sunday by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, said Jahangir Alam Pradhan, spokesman for Gonoshasthaya Kendra.

Sil needs a work permit to work in Bangladesh after he adopted the citizenship of Singapore. He has been working as the head of the microbiology department of Gono Bishwabidyalay.

After his work permit expired in July, he sought an extension, but his application ran into complications.

“He had to fly to Singapore due to a visa trouble but hoped that he could come back to Bangladesh soon,” said Jahangir.

Earlier, Sil had shared his concern over the work permit extension.

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“Gono Bishwabidyalay submitted all necessary documents needed for my work permit extension. I assume it will take some time,” he said.

“I am a Singaporean citizen. But Bangladesh is the land of my birth. I can’t imagine being denied a work permit here. It’s not that

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