14 Chinese illegals jailed in Sri Lanka
Posted on March 22nd, 2019

Courtesy The Standard

Fourteen Chinese construction workers who were in Sri Lanka without a valid employment visa have been sentenced to jail for a year and fined Rs 50,000 (1,881 yuan) each by a Magistrates’ Court in the southern coastal city of Galle.

The Chinese had arrived Colombo on one-month tourist visas. They were arrested after their tourist visas had lapsed and were working in a hotel project in the southern city.

The suspects were arrested on March 2 and remanded for two weeks before they were sentenced om March 15.

The court ordered that the Chinese illegals be deported after they finish serving their jail terms.

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