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136 visa overstayers busted

In an islandwide search operation that began Sunday night, the police arrested 136 foreign nationals for overstaying their visa.

The Sri Lanka Police Media Division (SLPMD) told RepublicNext today that the operation was conducted from 10pm Sunday (5) to 6am yesterday.

Foreign nationals including Indians, Pakistanis, Thailanders and Americans are among those taken into custody.

The police are conducting further investigations and judicial proceedings are underway, the SLPMD, said.

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