The police arrested 11 Nepalese women in Bambalapitiya for violating the visa regulations, officials said today.
All the women were employed at restaurants operating in Bambalapitiya at the time of the arrest.
The immigration and emigration department is now making arrangements to deport the women back to Nepal.
Several Indian nationals who work in Sri Lanka violating their visa regulations had been arrested in recent times.
Recently a group of Indians who had been engaging in farming activities, without the required visa credentials, in Akkaraipattu had been arrested.
The police stated that they had been working on tourist visas.
After being produced before the Akkaraipattu Magistrate’s Court, the court ordered the suspects be sent to the Immigrants Detention Centre in Mirihana.