Colombo: An India-based photo journalist of Reuters news agency was given bail on Friday after he was arrested by Sri Lanka police for alleged unauthorised entry into a school, officials said. Siddiqui Ahamad Danish, who is based in New Delhi, was arrested on Thursday when he allegedly attempted to forcibly enter a school in Negombo city to speak to its authorities.
He was later remanded by the Negombo magistrate till May 15, police said. Through a special motion on Friday, his lawyers pleaded bail for Danish. He was released on surety bail and was asked to appear in court on May 9.
Meanwhile, a media report said the Lankan govt will deport all foreigners staying in the country without a visa or with an expired one as part of the heightened security measures in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.
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