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Thirty Sri Lankan deported from Japan

Japan yesterday deported 30 Sri Lankan migrants for overstaying their visas in Japan. Three women are among the deported 30.

They arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on a special charter flight arranged by the Immigration Bureau of Japan, BIA Border Control sources said.

The flight arrived at the airport at 2.15 pm.

The deportees were accompanied by 64 Japanese officers, including a doctor, a translator, a Foreign Ministry official and immigration officers.

Japanese Immigration Bureau investigators had caught them in Japan on expired visas. Assistant Border Controller Ports and Investigations, M G V Kariyawasam said the Immigration and Emigration Department of Sri Lanka is currently recording statements from them.

The group will be directed to the Security and Investigation Services, after they will be handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department as per procedure, he said.
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