British national told to leave country

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A notice to leave the country by 15 August 2022, has been issued to the British woman who posted videos of the protests and highlighted the horrific attacks on the protesters.

Kayleigh Fraser, who has visited Sri Lanka twice, once on a tourist visa and on a medical visa, has been actively promoting the island nation as one of the top travel destinations.

She had been recording videos explaining what was happening at Galle Face during the recent large-scale protests that led to problems with her stay. 

Following the viral footage, agents from the Immigration and Emigration Department entered her Battaramulla residence and seized her passport.

After the incident on 10 August, the Immigration and Emigration Department sent a letter of notice stating that her visa has been cancelled and she should leave by 15 August. “We regret to notify you that your visa under MED/002918 has been cancelled, and you are advised to depart the country by 15 August,” the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration said.

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan