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Indians, Nepalis netted at Panadura

18 August 2013 01:27 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


29 Indian and Nepal nationals had been arrested at Panadura, Modera by the Immigration Department officials while they were staying on Sri Lanka without valid visas on Saturday, Controller General of the Department of Immigration and Emigration W. A. Chulananda Perera said.

The foreign nationals were here following short education courses on tourist visa.

Monitoring, Intelligence and Investigating unit Chief Immigration Officer Amith Perera who made the arrests said that 12 Indians and 17 Nepalis were arrested while they were following a various type of courses paying large amounts of money.

The arrested persons were sent to the Mirihana Detension Centre for further inquires.

Police and immigration officials are looking for two masterminds, who are believed to be Nepal nationals. (Sanath Desmond)

  Comments - 3

  • Lucy Sunday, 18 August 2013 02:02 PM

    why not let them study and not arrest them if they are paying their dues. Are we that stupid to stop students from coming? We should be proud that other nations sought our education for their betterment.

    Rohan Monday, 19 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Then come with a valid visa. via DM Android App

    Ruwan Monday, 19 August 2013 12:00 AM

    @Lucy, looks like u r stupid for making that coment. of they really want study and having money for study, then they should come here on student visa. via DM Android App

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