Foreigners arriving with tourist visa involving in political activities

tourist     Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, said that the Tamil diaspora was misusing the “freedom to arrive in Sri Lanka on a tourist visa”.

“At present, it is very difficult to obtain a visa to go to Western countries such as Canada and the United States of America. In contrast, foreigners have the freedom to arrive in Sri Lanka on tourist visa and enjoy their visit. However, we can observe that the Tamil Diaspora is trying to misuse this freedom,” said Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

Adding that there ‘people involved in terrorism and manufacturing of bombs, who are now trying to speak about human rights’, he said,

“We cannot allow people to go about projecting false propaganda on human right violations against the country. These people don’t even know the meaning of the term human rights.” (

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