Colombo Telegraph

Kumar Gunaratnam Supporters Damage Immigration Office

A group of supporters of Kumar Gunaratnam, leader of the Frontline Socialists Party entered the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo today by force, damaging property while protesting against the sentencing of Gunaratnam, who violated the country’s immigration laws.

Gunaratnam

The protestors, including members of the Frontline Socialist Party, as well as university students, clashed with the police opposite the department, before making their way forcibly into the department, demanding Gunaratnam’s immediate release.

Gunaratnam was sentenced to one year imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 50,000 yesterday for violating immigration laws, after he overstayed his one month tourist visa.

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