Russia seeks release of its nationals detained in Sri Lanka

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka and to the Maldives has sought the release of Russian nationals detained in Sri Lanka.

On Friday, media reports emerged about nine Russians having been detained in Sri Lanka, Sputnik news reported.

According to the embassy, “part” of the detained Russians have been charged with violation of rules of stay in the country.

According to some media reports, three of the Russians own a surfing business and one of the detained has allegedly claimed that the Sri Lankan authorities have presented the Russians with work-related claims. (Colombo Gazette)

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