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903 foreign nationals nabbed for violating visa requirements

22 May 2015 02:35 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


As many as 903 foreign nationals were arrested last year in connection with their engagement in religious propaganda activities, employment and business after arrival in the country on tourist  visa, Parliament was informed today.

Public Order and Christian Religious Affairs Minister, John Amaratunga gave these details to the House in response to a question by UNP MP Buddika Patirane.

These persons were from  countries such as Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, China, the United States of America, Britain, Canada , France, Germany, Egypt, France, Norway, Netherlands, Philippines,  and Saudi Arabia.

The Minister informed the House that action had been taken to amend the Immigration and Emigration Law No 20 of 1948 to deal with this phenomenon effectively in the country in future.

  Comments - 3

  • Go Joni Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:26 PM

    He knows that has no importance in the cabinet or parliment so comes out with something to show he is the Cabinet. Go Joni Go Joni

    thakataia Sunday, 24 May 2015 11:27 AM

    They didnt had money. via DM Android App

    sad Saturday, 23 May 2015 05:54 PM

    at least 903 minor offenders major offenders still enjoy money they stolen. via DM Android App

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