Sri Lanka cracks down on tourist visa abuse

Colombo - Sri Lanka's Immigration and Emigration Department says that over 600 foreigners have been deported this year for gaining employment in the country after arriving on tourist visas.

Sri Lanka cracks down on tourist visa abuse

Colombo – Sri Lanka’s Immigration and Emigration Department says that over 600 foreigners have been deported this year for gaining employment in the country after arriving on tourist visas.

A spokesperson for the Department has told the local media that most of the deported tourists were Indian nationals while others also include people from Pakistan, China, and Bangladesh.

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According to the Department statistics, some 300 foreigners had been deported in this manner in the past three months alone.

Most of these foreign nationals have gained employment in restaurants and jewelry making businesses amongst others.

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