Public assistance sought to net illegal tourists

Friday, 01 March 2013 - 13:00


The Department of immigration & Emigration states that it seeks public support in order to arrest tourists who have arrived in the country on tourist visas' and are engaging in business activities.

Controller of Immigration & Emigration Chulananda Perera expressing his views to our news team noted that a recent escalation in this trend was witnessed.


The Special Raid Unit of the Department & Immigration & Emigration have arrested 23 tourists during the course of the past week alone, who had acted in a manner contrary to the purpose mentioned in their visa.