Thursday, February 9, 2023


Thursday, February 9, 2023

Passport of a foreigner seized over Galle Face protests

The passport of a British national who allegedly promoted the protest at Galle Face has been seized.

The Officials attached to the Department of Immigration and Emigration had visited the residence where the British woman was staying and seized her passport.

Kayleigh Fraser had posted a video on social media showing Immigration Officers inspecting her passport.


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In the video, Immigration Officers are heard saying they have suspicions about her purpose of visiting Sri Lanka, as the “Visa was issued for medical reasons.”

The foreigner was informed to appear at the Department within seven days to obtain her passport.

However, in an interview with Sky News in May, then Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said tourists who are looking for an exciting time can visit Sri Lanka as there are several options now in the island country.

“Maybe they could take part in the demonstrations. Maybe they could hold placards which say the President of Sri Lanka to go home, or you could hold a placard asking the Prime Minister to go home. All that is option that’s available,” Wickremesinghe said with a smile on his face.

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