British Instagrammer Kayleigh Fraser Asked To Leave Sri Lanka For Backing Protesters
A British woman Instagrammer in Sri Lanka has been ordered to leave the country by the authorities by August 15 for taking part in recent anti-government protests, according to a media report on Thursday.
Officials from the Department of Immigration and Immigration seized Kayleigh Fraser’s passport for inspection on August 2 to see if she had breached any visa conditions while staying in the crisis-hit country. no, the Daily Mirror reported.
The report said she was in the country apparently for medical reasons.
She was also asked to go to the office of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship within seven days to investigate. Fraser, who is on Instagram, posted photos and videos of the recent ‘GotaGoHome’ mass protest campaign held at the “Galle face” on her account.
Following investigation, the ministry terminated her visa and asked her to leave the country by August 15, the report said.
Sri Lanka has faced unprecedented political and economic turmoil since April this year.
The country has seen massive anti-government protests that led to the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his younger brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for mishandling the country’s worst economic crisis.
Protesters have made Galle Face in Colombo their main protest camp site and named it “Gota Go Home Village”. On Wednesday, protesters left Galle Face, where they have held anti-government meetings since April 9.
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