Syrian family arrived at BIA on forged passport - deported

20 October 2019 01:46 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A Syrian family who tried to enter Sri Lanka using fraudulent documents has been arrested at the BIA and deported, Immigration and Emigration Department officials said.

They said that the family had used a forged United Arab Emirates passport.

The father of the family aged 29 was identified as a dentist.

The man, his wife (28) and their one-year-old child were deported.

They arrived at the Immigration Counter claiming they were visiting Sri Lanka.

The officials examined them on suspicion of their UAE passports.

While interrogating them further, they searched their luggage and found three of their original Syrian passports.

The officials then had deported them back to Dubai on the same flight on which they arrived. (T.K.G. Kapila)

  Comments - 5

  • dara Monday, 21 October 2019 12:46 AM

    One year old child ? Sri Lanka should be more kindly to this family . why they can’t stay in Sri Lanka? did you hear their side of the thing? where is the United nations refugee administrators at the time ?

    Tamil Monday, 21 October 2019 06:24 AM

    We who are expatriates know the cruelty of immigration laws. Most people in Sri Lanka have never lived outside the country, if they had then they would know what I am talking about. The poor Syrian family was fleeing from war.

    DillonDP Monday, 21 October 2019 08:28 AM

    Well we cab see the caliber of our people sending a family back to a war torn country the level of humanity shown

    smartgent Monday, 21 October 2019 10:11 AM

    Despite the family seeking refuge from war, it is a punishable offense to forge passports. Our immigration officers' actions may be deemed correct.

    Mandy Monday, 21 October 2019 10:51 AM

    Aiyo don't deport. send them to weerawansa'a house as refugees.

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