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Immigration and Emigration Department flying squad arrested 12 foreigners overstaying in the south after the expiry of their visas and carrying on business.

Investigations revealed that the suspects had been living in rented houses in Meddewatte. SK Town, Polhena, Madiha, Mirissa, Weligama and Ahangama in the Matara District.
Officials said Czechoslovakian, German, Italian and Russian tourists were amount the suspects taken into custody.
The foreigners concerned, who rented houses for cheap prices, had training in skiing, and Yoga and serving as tour guides during trips to make a living.
Business community in the south had complained that all transactions for their services had been effected through the internet in their countries causing heavy losses to Sri Lanka.
A senior official of the Department of Immigration and Emigration said they would continue the raids in all tourist zones and arrest overstaying foreigners. (Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)

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  • TharangaJ Monday, 27 March 2017 09:49 AM

    There is no country called Czechoslovakia anymore.

    hrm Monday, 27 March 2017 09:51 AM

    Seems like you are one of them.

    justica USA... Sunday, 26 March 2017 05:26 PM

    in retaliation all SLs living illegally in other countries will be arrested n deported too...how many foreigners are overstaying in SL and how many millions of SLs are over staying in other countries.. via DM Android App

    Kale Sunday, 26 March 2017 05:29 PM

    So they were doing what local businesses could not, would not, or were simply incapable of doing, and bringing in tourists?For that they should be deported and sent home, as they were too foolish to realise Sri Lanka doesn't want to develop as a tourist destination.

    ceylon Sunday, 26 March 2017 06:17 PM

    tell the other countries in the world to expell ileagaly working lankans too.then lankan will have to die withiyt food and work. via DM Android App


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