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Sri Lanka looking to track down and remove British national

Photograph via @kayzfraser Instagram

Sri Lanka’s immigration authorities are reportedly on the hunt for British national Kayleigh Fraser, after they seized her passport following her social media posts covering the “Go Home Gota” protests.

Fraser reports having received a call from Sri Lankan immigration authorities demanding that she leave the country immediately, as she posted footage of immigration officials at her door, claiming she had violated visa rules.

“Her visa was cancelled on August 15, so we are looking to put her in a detention camp until she can get a ticket to leave the country,” a Sri Lankan immigration official told EconomyNext. They claimed that Fraser was not getting deported but that instead her visa was cancelled.

“Legally we cannot give her a grace period, but on a humanitarian basis, we can give her the time to get a ticket,” the official said.

Last week, Fraser detailed a harrowing experience of sexual assault and rape whilst in Sri Lanka, and spoke of how Sri Lankan police “laughed and mocked” her in an apparent cover up attempt.

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