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Britisher loses FR case, ordered to pay Rs.500,000 as legal fees

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The Supreme Court yesterday rejected a Fundamental Rights petition filed by Kayleigh Fraser, a British national challenging the decision of the Immigration and Emigration Controller to cancel her residence visa, without hearing it.  

She was also ordered to pay Rs.500,000 as legal fees.

The Supreme Court made this decision after taking into the preliminary objections filed by the respondents in to account.

The judgement of the case was announced in the open court by the President of the three-judge Bench Justice Murdu Fernando with the concurrence of Supreme Court Judges S.Thurairaja and Achala Wengappuli.

It was mentioned in social media and other media that the petitioner, who was staying in this country on a resident visa, was involved in the struggle.

Although the visa was granted to stay in the country, the Immigration Controller decided to cancel it on August 10,2022.Then she was informed to leave the country before August 15, 2022.

The British woman had filed this fundamental rights petition. Three persons including the Immigration Controller have been cited as respondents.


Friday, May 12, 2023 – 01:00

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