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Three Sri Lankans have been arrested by the Immigration and Emigration officials at the Katunayake International Airport this morning while attempting to flee to the United States and Italy using fake visas.

The three suspects aged between 23 and 27 had come to the Katunayake International Airport to a board Qatar Airways flight. 

Two suspects came to the Katunayake airport with the intention of flying to Italy via Doha, while the other, a 27-year-old resident of Jaffna was planning to travel to Doha, from there to London, and then to USA.

They all were identified as residents of Jaffna. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)


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  • Silva Friday, 08 January 2021 05:23 PM

    What do you expect as no future in Sri Lanka. If I have a chance I'll jump too.

    Yasir Friday, 08 January 2021 07:55 PM

    We are in the process of selling some of our commercial assets and moving to Malaysia. I urge all Muslims to leave Sri Lanka - there is no hope for you. We can do much better in other countries - it won’t be smooth, but at least there’s some justice in foreign countries and you can earn in stable currencies.

    Unbiased Friday, 08 January 2021 05:48 PM

    Good work, either you present the entire information or you do not present anything at all. Do not present convenient information.

    Gamage Friday, 08 January 2021 08:35 PM

    What do you present or represent? nothing ?

    FF Friday, 08 January 2021 05:57 PM

    DAMN SIN. THOSE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE PAID BIG SUMS OF MONEY EVEN TO GET THE (FAKE) VISAS STAMPED

    unbiased Friday, 08 January 2021 06:22 PM

    "Good work, either you present the entire information or you do not present anything at all. Do not present convenient information." lol see again you conveniently posted my second comment, but not my first criticism. media should be able to accept criticism, analyse them and should be able to direct people in the direction where truth prevails.

    Michael Ranasinghe Friday, 08 January 2021 07:04 PM

    This shows the pathetic situation this country is in. It's citizens are desperate to leave even to countries where Covid infections are at its highest.

    CDL1028 Friday, 08 January 2021 08:37 PM

    They were apprehended by the Border Surveillance Unit (BSU) of the Department of Immigration

    Pissek Friday, 08 January 2021 08:57 PM

    Does that mean the airport is open?

    Samson Friday, 08 January 2021 09:00 PM

    They have no alternative with no future in SL.

    Devendra William Saturday, 09 January 2021 12:09 AM

    Well done by BSU of Immigration. Better concentrate on arrival as well. Foreigners may try to enter or transit through on forged documents using the pandemic situation.

    Punchi Banda Saturday, 09 January 2021 04:58 PM

    What!!! People are trying to flee shingalese Buddhist paradise blessed Sri Lanka for Christian whitemans United States and Italy


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