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A Sri Lankan visa applicant has been arrested today for using deception and a false identity to apply for a UK visa, the British High Commission in Colombo said.

It said that, the applicant was referred by the UK Visas and Immigration team to the Fraud Investigations Bureau police in Colombo. The visa applicant was applying to join her husband who is resident in the UK. Checks revealed that the applicant had previously applied in a false identity for which she provided a fraudulently obtained Sri Lankan passport and other supporting documents.

The two visa applications have been refused and the arrested applicant will have a 10 year ban on travel to the UK. In addition she now faces prosecution for her actions from the Sri Lankan authorities.

UK Visas and Immigration Operations Manager, Tony Williams, said:
“We will not tolerate abuse of the UK’s immigration rules. Where we see abuse, we will take action against those involved. I would strongly advise visa applicants not to submit false documents and not to use false identities or other forms of deception.”

The UK Visas and Immigration team uncovered this deception because it conducts extensive checks on documents submitted with visa applications.
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  • BPL Manager Thursday, 09 May 2013 01:50 PM

    This is very good. These fools in our country are trying to go abroad using illegal methods and it is destroying the chance for genuine applicants to go too. These people should be severely punished. Pathetic losers.

    gObbAYA Friday, 10 May 2013 04:01 AM

    No big deal of getting U.K visa if you are genuine and have a good reason.

    Saira Thursday, 09 May 2013 06:33 PM

    Stupid women,now the life is far better in Sri Lanka than Uk

    jay Friday, 10 May 2013 01:58 AM

    What about Karuna? He went to UK in a false passport and no arrest for him. Instead he was granted a minister position!

    RamUK Friday, 10 May 2013 12:07 PM

    genuine travelers like Karuna?

    pra Thursday, 09 May 2013 07:24 PM

    Read it again.
    " The applicant was referred by the UK Visas and Immigration team to the Fraud Investigations Bureau police in Colombo

    K.K. Kariyawasam. Thursday, 09 May 2013 02:22 PM

    How is that. HC has no police power to taken into custody SL national. This is Sri Lanka not UK.This is bleach of countrry's rule and the concerned authorities should have to take dip. action in this regard immediatly.

    Nodrog Thursday, 09 May 2013 02:24 PM

    Its because of people like this that genuine travelers have a hard time getting a visa.

    gOBBAYA Thursday, 09 May 2013 02:46 PM

    This is not the end of your life.just make up your mind and live your life.

    VoiceofLanka Friday, 10 May 2013 06:19 AM

    Yeah right! Nice and hot, like hell!!

    John Friday, 10 May 2013 08:01 AM

    ...and his family?!

    mohamed asfar Friday, 10 May 2013 08:09 AM

    kkk, my god, you are unbelievable. they have referred the woman to the fraud bureau which is legal. wake up man.

    kumar Friday, 10 May 2013 12:06 AM

    THE PERSON MAY BE KARUNAS FRIEND???????

    MMCP Thursday, 09 May 2013 05:06 PM

    You better read properly before commenting. The HC has referred the matter to police in Colombo.

    Kiwi Thursday, 09 May 2013 01:05 PM

    Still an identified Sri Lankan terrorist was granted a visa to go to the UK!!!!

    Fair N Square Thursday, 09 May 2013 05:26 PM

    Namely Karuna....who was issued a Diplomatic Passport as a forest department Big Boss..

    lankalion Thursday, 09 May 2013 05:28 PM

    It's not the UK embassy that went and arrested the person but the CID.

    sangaralingham Thursday, 09 May 2013 05:50 PM

    good s he did not travel she may land will not allowed to enter the country. returned by next plane trip.


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