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Nine foreigners have been arrested during a special operation conducted in the Colombo city and its suburbs yesterday, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

Accordingly, three Nigerians, four Maldivians and two Indians were arrested in Mt. Lavinia, Moratuwa, Dehiwala, Slave Island and Grandpass Police areas for overstaying in Sri Lanka violating visa regulations.

He said the police were alerted about many illegal activities, especialy by Nigerians who are staying in Sri Lanka illegally and indulge in various criminal activities using social media, internet and e-mail addresses maliciously.

The apprehended foreigners would be produced in courts.

DIG Rohana said such operations would be conducted continually by the police along with the help of officials from the Department of Immigration and Emigration. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

  Comments - 3

  • We Can Not Behave Like The Nasty Whites. Sunday, 07 March 2021 10:58 AM

    Overstaying the visa on its own should not be considered a serious crime, we are Sri Lankans and not heartless Westerners. Arrest only those overstaying and engaged in crime or espionage. If someone overstaying and has not committed any crime then gently persuade them to leave the country or to apply for extension to stay.

    K.L Pathirana Sunday, 07 March 2021 04:06 PM

    Are you that naive ? Overstaying itself is a criminal act and they're the one's who will most likely to commit a crime.

    Asoka Kuruppu Sunday, 07 March 2021 04:16 PM

    Nigerians 'tourists' should be barred. They are notorious all over the world.


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