Lankans arrested for attempting to travel on forged visa | Sunday Observer

Lankans arrested for attempting to travel on forged visa

17 September, 2020

Twelve Sri Lankan nationals were arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempting to travel to Canada via Doha, Qatar on forged visa.

The arrest was made by the BIA Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at around 1.30 am on September 16.

Hence the CID arrested 07 males and 05 females from Kiribathgoda, Pamunugama, Kegalle, Mawanella, Polgahawela, Alawathugoda, Nugegoda, and Piliyandala areas.

The woman who schemed the visa fraud (main suspect) is among the arrestees. It is revealed that she had operated a language and training and visa institute in Battaramulla.

The suspects were produced before the Negombo Magistrate’s court today and the main suspect was remanded until September 29.

The others were released on personal bails of Rs 600,000 each. The investigations are continued by the CID.

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