Thirteen Chinese nationals including nine women had been arrested in a lounge at Mount Lavinia last night by the Special Task Force (STF) officers for overstaying and violating visa regulations the Police said.
They said the raid was conducted following a tip-off to the Pugoda STF officers.
During the arrest, the STF found 10,300 illegal cigarettes in the possession of a suspect. The suspects had been taken to the Mount Lavinia a Police Station for further investigations.
“The suspects were between the ages 20 to 40 and they would be produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate today,” an officer said.
No regular flights operate now, how they leaving ?. This is not a big article.
Sokrates Thursday, 27 August 2020 02:56 PM
Visas of foreigners has been automatically extended monthly since March.
ismail Cader Thursday, 27 August 2020 03:03 PM
you cant do that , they are the first citizens above law. please don't harm the hand feeds us . beggars can be losers you know?
Faisal. Hussain Thursday, 27 August 2020 03:09 PM
If they can't go they must get visa extended. Are these Chinese so dumb to overstay. Who knows can be druggies earning big money.
IGNATIUS RASIAH Thursday, 27 August 2020 07:18 PM
Whaaaaat , Chinese arrested in Sri Lanka.
Isn't this theirs?
Ahmed Thursday, 27 August 2020 08:14 PM
So you arrest forigners for over staying visa after closing down the airport for months ? The visa extensions is not free. Other counties are offering it free due to the pandemic situation. Most Commercial flights are not coming here because you have closed the airport. Now you expect forigners to leave through expensive transit routes ? You made flying expensive for them by closing the airport. The right thing to do now is giving free visa extensions and free shelter. Closing the airport is your decision. So now you should facilitate them. The Forigners are suffering with no food and money. Not every country will send a charter flight to take them back
Madayan Thursday, 27 August 2020 09:49 PM
Better announce in all media automatic visa extension in Chinese as required by the latest agreement.
Ben Navaratne Thursday, 27 August 2020 11:14 PM
These Chinese must get Medical Certificate from Sri Lanka Government Hospital , before they apply for work visas.
They have to do it every years and give proof of residence here.
If they move to other locations thay have to report to Police staion in the area,
WE are too free with these guys.
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