The Sunday Leader

Foreigners Summoned

By Indika Sri Aravinda

The Special Investigations Unit of the Department of Immigration and Emigration has notified 20 foreigners, who have arrived in the country on tourist visas and are currently engaged in business ventures and employment, to report to the Department tomorrow (02).

These foreign nationals, 10 Chinese, six Russians, two Ukraine nationals and another two from Australia and Italy, were apprehended by the immigration officials on February 27 in the Hikkaduwa area.

The immigration officials said that they came under severe pressure from the Australian High Commission when they had arrested the Australian female.

Some of these foreign nationals were employed at several restaurants in the Hikkaduwa area and the Immigration Department has commenced an investigation into the incident.

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