Illegal Indian Immigrants in Sri Lanka

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  1. samv

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    It's strange how many Indians complain of Bangladeshis living illegally in India yet nothing to be said about Indians doing the same in Sri Lanka?

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    May 21, 2012, 7:13 pm

    The Controller of Department Immigration and Emigration, Chulananda Perera has to be commended for bringing to the notice of the public, the problem of Indians masquerading as tourists and engaging in employment locally. Though belated, one wonders why such an eventuality was not foreseen by the authorities promoting tourism, on a large scale.

    No wonder Indians account for the highest number of tourist arrivals. Some Indian company owners are conniving with these individuals for cheap labour, bypassing the local market. Though the recent death of an Indian with a tourist visa opened the eyes of the Immigration Department, the public would want to know what additional measures the department would put in place now before a dangerous situation sets in.

    I can recall an encounter at a supermarket in Colombo duing my holidays a couple of years ago. A young man approached me shyly from the interior of the store and asked me in broken English, which part of India I was from; he admitted that he was an Indian and needed help and when declared who I was, he was shaken and quietly crept back inside the store. This is a popular supermarket chain and it was clear that he had been employed there as a shop hand. What is more important than deporting the culprit is to impose harsh penalties, including the cancellation of licences of errant employers, who violate visa regulations and only such stringent measures will deter rackteers.

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    I feel your pain. :tup: There are hordes of illegal Indian immigrants trying to get into Hong Kong as well.
     
  3. clmeta

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    This is just as funny as illegal Sri Lankan immigrants in Somalia.
    Your government is busy wooing Indian tourists and you're busy trolling??
     
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    Amazing. Citizens of two countries who send hordes of refugees to our shores are complaining and patting themselves on the back. It is like a hooker preaching the joys of celibacy.
     
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    I think a bigger problem is millions of illegal Chinese immigrants in Zimbabwe. Do you feel the pain of Zimbabwe goverment?????

     
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    But last time I checked, they are not the one who's called locusts.
     
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    Difference is that no Indian will try to justify illegal activities. If someones there illegally deport em. Don't forget India has hosted hundreds of thousands of Srilankan asylum seekers for decades.
     
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    LOL.........Very well said bro.
     
  9. samv

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    The moral is: Never offer Indian citizens a facility like visa on arrival - it will be abused.
     
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    you know if India followed the Chinese " I draw it on map so I own it " land grab theories...

    shoot all of 'Ceylon' would be confiscated :) then nobody would be illegal there anymore :P
     
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    May be you should throw your pearls of wisdom to your govt who's bending it's back willingly to get more Indian tourists. :)
     
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    Last 4-5 months I read 7-8 stories about arresting illegal Indian immigrants in my area, This is getting annoying day by day!
     
  13. samv

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    Pearls of wisdom have already reached the higher ups - visa on arrival for Indians has been withdrawn.

    I don't think it will solve the problem of Illegal Indian immigrants in Sri Lanka though...

    It's strange how Indians want to make a living in a country many of them like to put down.

    I mean, India is the world's largest democracy with an amazing economy and going to be a world Super Power and all.... but I guess, whatever puts food in one's stomach right?
     
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    Must be Sri Lankan Tamils who want to get back into Sri Lanka by illegal means.
     
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    As conditions in Sri Lanka continue to improve after the end of the war, this issue is going to get worse I think. I would also blame the SL government for turning a blind eye to law-less Indian companies setting up shop in Sri Lanka and then filling their workforce with poor Indians who then get abused by their own Indian brethren.

    I just don't appreciate how many of the Indian posters here, and elsewhere, keeping belittling and putting down the Bangladeshis when their own countrymen are hardly paragons of virture....you know, why worry about a speck in your friend's eye when you have a log in your own and all that... So there are Bangladeshi illegal immigrants in India, well guess what there are plenty of illegal Indian immigrants in Sri Lanka....