Eighteen Sri Lankans who were deported from the United States for illegally staying had arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake.
The group had been detained in the US by the law enforcement authorities for violating US visa regulations.
They were flown from Washington DC to Nairobi, Kenya and then returned to the country at the BIA on a Kenyan Airlines flight on Saturday night.
The group was subjected to PCR tests and were directed to undergo quarantine.
Airport officials said the CID will record statements from the returnees after they were quarantined. (T.K.G. Kapila)