Georgia arrests eight Sri Lankans for trying to illegally cross border

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Eight Sri Lankans have been arrested by the border police and state security service of Georgia for attempting to illegally cross the border in the Adjara region, the Agenda.ge News reported on Sunday.

Investigators had said that the detainees were trying to cross the Georgia-Turkey border aiming to enter Turkey, by avoiding border control.

According to the laws of Georgia, the offence committed by the Sri Lankans is punishable from four to five years of imprisonment.

There have been 38 cases of attempted illegal border crossings revealed by the Interior Ministry of Georgia in 2016, while 55 such cases were recorded in 2015.

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  • Ceylon Monday, 25 June 2018 12:41 PM

    People abondening srilanka in thousands,risking their lives.this is one example says that it is better to escape from this hell,known as srilanka,even risking life is worth of.

    PR Monday, 25 June 2018 02:41 PM

    Illegal boarder crossings are dangerousn brings genuine travellers much problems. Guess this country is now good for politicians and the families off course the thugs. Not for decent people .

    Lokusalli salli Monday, 25 June 2018 07:07 PM

    I thought SL was an island paradise ,a land like no other .why on earth would those blessed to be born here ,be in a hurry to live in a country ,such as Portugal , Holland or Britain ..who ,if Wimal et Al are to be believed are trying to destabilise this paradise for their own ends

    Sheri Monday, 25 June 2018 08:42 PM

    Born here but prefer, by hook or by crook, to cross borders illegally are called bogus refugees!

    Jaliya Tuesday, 26 June 2018 09:45 AM

    Are you calling SL a paradise ? Don't disrespect the English dictionary.


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