There are discussions going on to sent all arrested Afghan and Pakistani asylum seekers and their families back to their countries as early as possible. The news stated those who visited as asylum seekers came with return air tickets would be sent back and not deported, whereby there would be no record of deportation on their travel documents.

There are 75 Afghans, and 1443 Pakistani asylum seekers in Srilanka, where some of 185 Pakistani and 2 Afghans who were given refugee status here are to be relocated in third country.

In the aftermath of the flow of asylum seekers, the Government has withdrawn on arrival visa facilities for Pakistanis. However, this facility is still available for Afghans.

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