23 Indians arrested for violating immigration laws

Twenty-three (23) Indian nationals were arrested in Sri Lanka on Wednesday by the Intelligence and Investigation Unit of the Immigration and Emigration Department of Sri Lanka for violating the visa and immigration laws.

According to the Department, all 23 were reportedly engaged in employment whilst on tourist visas, and were arrested as 3 groups in different locations.  Out of the 23, nine of them were engaged in astrology, another nine were into textiles, and the rest were engaged in carpentering.  

Further investigations are being conducted by the officials.

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