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23 Indians arrested for visa violation

14 March 2018 12:30 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Twenty-three Indian nationals including a woman was arrested by officers of the Immigration and Emigration Department today for violating visa conditions.

Assistant Controller (Investigations) M. G. V. Kariyawasam said the suspects were engaged in business after they entered Sri Lanka on tourist visas.

“Nine persons were engaged in the cloth business while another nine persons were engaged in fortune telling in Hettiweediya , Colombo 11. Five others were engaged as carpenters,” he said.

The suspects, between the ages of 30 to 36, were arrested following information received to the Department.

Kariyawasam said the Department was conducting further investigations and the suspects will be sent back soon. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 4

  • Sri lankan Wednesday, 14 March 2018 12:59 PM

    We need to ban people anyone who violates visa regulations as other countries, even India bans minimum five years for overstayers.

    Chathura Wednesday, 14 March 2018 03:23 PM

    what is the punishment for the employer? if no one give jobs they will return, employers package also should be defined

    Pramodaya Wednesday, 14 March 2018 03:39 PM

    Imagine what would happen if you sign ECTA. It will be camel and Arab story.

    MR.Mohan Menzies Wednesday, 14 March 2018 10:33 PM

    Similarly if SL violates visa regulations in other countries they should be punished and sent back. Menzies

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