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Over 130 visa overstayers arrested

Based on the directives of the Acting IGP, an islandwide search operation was launched between 10.00 pm on Sunday and 6.00 am on Monday to arrest foreign nationals residing in Sri Lanka without valid visas.

Accordingly, 136 foreign nationals had been arrested for illegally staying in the country without valid visa documents, according to the Police Media Division.

The arrests were made during a special island-wide raid carried out from 10 pm on Sunday night (05) until 6 am on Monday morning (06) on the directions of the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Police said that 82 Indians were among those arrested.

“The others arrested were 12 Pakistan nationals, 10 Maldivian nationals, eight Nigerian nationals, six Bangladeshi nationals, four Chinese nationals, four Canadian nationals, two Thai nationals, two Swiss nationals and one each from the USA, Qatar, Sweden, Afghanistan, Israel and Korea,”Police said 

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