Aug 26, 2018

Armed forces are above immigration emigration laws! Featured

Controller of immigration and emigration Nihal Ranasinghe says officials of the three armed forces have the authority to go abroad without informing his department.

He was responding to questions raised by ‘Anidda’ if his department received details of persons who leave the country via ships of the Sri Lanka Navy.

According to him, both his department and the defence ministry have the authority to take decisions in that regard.

When contacted, Navy spokesman Commander Dinesh Bandara said he was not personally aware of that, adding that the Navy had a separate division to deal with immigration and emigration matters.

He said he did not know if that division provided information to the immigration and emigration department.