Sri Lanka Police Criminal Investigation Department CID is carrying out investigations to arrest the traffickers who are deceiving people by making false promises that they will be given work visas after leaving for Malaysia on tourist visas and defrauding them of money.

The Sri Lanka High Commission in Malaysia has informed that after going to Malaysia on a tourist visa, there is no opportunity to convert the tourist permit into a work visa in the country.

Accordingly, the Sri Lanka Police appeals to the public not to fall prey to such fraudulent activities carried out by traffickers and to refrain from attempting to do so.

The Sri Lanka Police further request that before going abroad to verify the reliability of their employment agency and if they have any information regarding such fraudsters, to inform them on the telephone numbers 119, 118 or 1997.