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Foreigners Deported For Working Under Tourist Visas

Nov 28, 2010 8:16:59 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The Immigration and Emigration Department has said 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 media that most of the deported tourists were Indian nationals while others also include people from Pakistan, China and Bangladesh.
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.