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* Sri Lanka deports three Indian nationals
Tue, Feb 22, 2011, 07:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Department of Immigration and Emigration deported three Indian nationals including a state legislator early morning today, reported Sri Lankan media.

The Controller of Immigration and Emigration Chulananda Perera has said that the Indian nationals were deported in suspicion of their motive for arriving in the island.

He said the suspected Indian nationals had told they had arrived in Sri Lanka to travel in the North and East.

Meanwhile, sources said that a pro-Tamil Tiger politician was among the departed Indian nationals.

Sri Lanka enforces strict security measures on travel to the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

The deportation of the suspicious foreigners took place as the funeral of the mother of the slain Tamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran was to take place today in Jaffna.

Reportedly the Indian nationals have arrived in Sri Lanka to participate in the funeral.

There is also tension among the fishermen of the Jaffna and Tamil Nadu over poaching in the Indian Ocean.

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