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Security in the Bandaranaike International Airport has been beefed up

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 27, 2020 11:56

Security in the Bandaranaike International Airport has been beefed up

The Department of Immigration and Emigration has beefed up security in the Bandaranaike International Airport. This decision was taken in a bid to intensify the security and to counter all suspicious movements.According to a senior official in charge of the department, two special units were introduced as a necessity felt by the authorities following the unexpected Easter Sunday attacks and to monitor the arrival of suspicious individuals who could be linked to terrorism. The first unit established was a Risk Assessment Centre that would pre-screening of all the Electronic Travel Authorization application sent online by any foreigner who wishes to obtain a visa to enter Sri Lanka. The second being a Border Surveillance Unit, that would actively engage inside the airport and observe the movements of the arriving and departing passengers. Until recent times the major role of the immigration and emigration officials stationed at the airport was somewhat confined to their counters at the arrival/departure terminals.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 27, 2020 11:56