Russian Embassy seeking release of Russians detained in SL

4 March 2017 02:03 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Russian embassy in Sri Lanka expects to have secured the release of Russians detained in the country by Tuesday, Russian media reported.

On Friday, media reports emerged about nine Russians having been detained in Sri Lanka. According to the embassy, some of the detained Russians were charged with violation of rules of stay in the country, the Sputnik International reported.

"The embassy is working for the people who violated the law of Sri Lanka to leave the country and return home. We are hoping it will have happened by Tuesday," the diplomat said.

According to the embassy, some of the Russians had come to the country on tourist visa but were doing business in violation of visa conditions, some others were clients of that illegal business.

The diplomat said that all of these people would have to leave Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 5

  • Sincere Saturday, 04 March 2017 02:56 PM

    Yes, only after serving their sentences imposed by the courts of Sri Lanka. This country also have its legal/judicial system!.

    Ahmed Saturday, 04 March 2017 04:04 PM

    so sri lanka should release the violators just because russia says so ? why do most countries apply their tough laws only to the people with no power while those who got power roam around free. some immigration officers discriminate sri lankans in malaysia on their arrival by asking questions with a high tone. as sri lankans we get discriminated everywhere and other nations expect vip treatment in sri lanka

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 04 March 2017 04:54 PM

    It is worldwide not customary for diplomats of a country to interfere with the legal conduct of offenders from their country in another country.

    Justica USA Saturday, 04 March 2017 04:53 PM

    lot of men will protest at Galle face ...not to deport at business and illegally working.....hello its PROSTITUTION...when deporting confiscate all monies they are taking away....valuable foreign exchange ...earned by ILLEGAL means.... via DM Android App

    Nimal Saturday, 04 March 2017 05:06 PM

    1000 of Srilankans are Illegally Staying in Russia....

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