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26 deported Lankans land at BIA

14 March 2018 02:45 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Twenty six Sri Lankans, deported by Australia and Switzerland arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning, BIA sources said.

The 26 Sri Lankans had gone to Australia and Switzerland illegally.

“15 Sri Lankans were sent to the BIA at 6.20 this morning from a special flight from Australia, while another eleven Lankans arrived at the BIA at 9 this morning from Switzerland by special fight,” an official said.

A large group of security personnel from these countries were also present on the aircraft. A spokesman from the Immigration and Emigration Department said several Sinhalese and Tamil persons were among the people who were deported.

The deportees were released after recording statements by the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) officers at the airport. (T.K.G. Kapila)

  Comments - 9

  • Stanley Silva Wednesday, 14 March 2018 04:22 PM

    These must be put in jail. Just economic traitors, let the country down.

    lankan Wednesday, 14 March 2018 08:05 PM

    looking back at last two weeks events in the country, would you blame them?

    Ajja Wednesday, 14 March 2018 04:33 PM

    Deported guys are suffering from Ausi-Swiss Mania.

    Job Wednesday, 14 March 2018 04:59 PM

    Yeah, its very very difficult to find jobs in Aus

    Kuthbuddin Wednesday, 14 March 2018 04:58 PM

    We should as Sri Lankan be ashmed that we could not make Sri Lanka land of opportunities.rather we made it the land of opportunist.

    TJ Wednesday, 14 March 2018 05:07 PM

    Forgive them. They may be fed up with the way the country is being run

    weera Wednesday, 14 March 2018 10:24 PM

    They lost all their savings and the smugglers are living happily.

    Cristo Thursday, 15 March 2018 02:40 PM

    People smugglers are the only winners wherever you are in the world

    Warra Thursday, 15 March 2018 03:49 PM

    And this is why the SL passport is the worst in the world.


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