A Britisher, who had pleaded guilty to the charge of having lived in Sri Lanka for 24 years after the expiry of his VISA was fined Rs.50,000 and sentenced to a month in jail in case of non-payment of the fine imprisonment in default of the fine by Bandarawela Magisrate Jeyaram Troskey.
The Prisons Superintendent was directed to handover the convict David Higgto the Mirihana illicit immigrant’s camp after serving the jail term in case of default.
Ella Police OIC L.D.N. Karunaratne arrested the Britisher while he was at a tourist hotel. (Palitha Ariyawansa)
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