23 Indians arrested in Sri Lanka for working on tourist visas

PTI
Colombo, Sri Lanka Published: Mar 14, 2018, 01:22 PM(IST)

File photo of Sri Lanka Police. Photograph:( Reuters )

Twenty-three Indian nationals were today arrested in Sri Lanka for allegedly working in the country while on tourist visas.

The Department of Immigration and Emigration said nine of the arrested suspects had been engaged in astrology while nine others were into the sale of textiles, the NewsRadio reported.

Five other suspects had been engaged in carpentry.

A senior official said the immigration department will take steps to seize the 23 Indians' passports and carry out further investigations. 

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