73 Indians Detained In Sri Lanka For Visa Violation

Colombo: Officials on Saturday said that 73 Indian nationals have been arrested by the Sri Lankan authorities for violation of visa norms this year.

The Sri Lankan Immigration and Emigration Department said a total of 49 Indian nationals were arrested on Saturday from a factory in Matugama, about 60 km from Colombo. The arrested persons were staying beyond the visa term.

In January, 24 Indians employed at a factory at Ingiriya were arrested for staying beyond their visa term, officials said.

Those arrested have been sent to the immigration detention centre in Mirihana, an eastern suburb of Colombo. Officials informed that the Indian nationals detained would be deported to India after the completion of necessary formalities.

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