Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka to deport all overstaying foreign nationals
Sun, Jul 20, 2014, 12:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Controller of Immigration and Emigration Chulananda Perera said that all overstaying foreign nationals including the Pakistan and Afghan nationals who had applied for refugee status would be deported.

Last week, the government took steps to deport five Afghan nationals who had been overstaying in Sri Lanka, said the Controller of Immigration and Emigration.

He further stated that there were 1,450 Pakistan nationals and 40 Afghan nationals overstaying. They have applied for refugee status from the UNHCR office of Colombo and their applications are being processed.

They expect to migrate into another country after their application for political asylum is accepted.

Sri Lanka police had already arrested some of these Pakistan and Afghan nationals. They are held in Boossa and Mirihana detention centers and interrogated to ascertain whether they have any links with terrorism.

Many of these Pakistan nationals belong to Ahmadiyya Muslim sect and they claim that they are under constant threat of the mainstream Sunni Muslims.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Children with special needs from India and Sri Lanka to join hands for a musical evening
-- [8 hours ago]
UNP Working Committee decides to adopt resolution of no-confidence against Justice Minister
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Finance Minister introduces tax concessions to boost growth
-- [9 hours ago]
Three months concessionary period to pay arrears of taxes for luxury vehicles
Exhibition on Sri Lanka PM's political life opens today
Government to take over Kuliyapitiya Base Hospital
No change in government's decision on polythene ban- President
Ceylon Chamber to host B2B meetings between Sri Lanka and Chinese businesses in automotive sector
Sri Lanka Telecom Group operating profits up 2% to Rs. 37.4 billion in 1H 2017
Sri Lanka Security forces release land to government and legitimate owners

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.