|Thursday, 27 September 2001|
In response to a letter 'A Sad Queue' by C.S.L. of Nugegoda that appeared in the Daily News of September 24, the second secretary of the British High Commission has informed us that the British High Commission wishes to make clear that no person applying for a visa should pay money to secure a place in the queue, nor is it necessary to arrive at the High Commission before we open to the public at seven a.m.
The High Commission has a system in place by which anyone arriving before ten a.m. will either be seen that day or given an appointment for the next day," letter sent by the second secretary said.
"Anyone being asked for money to secure a place in the queue should report this attempt at extortion to the police immediately," it added.
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