Lankans detained in Ramanathapuram for overstaying

Two Sri Lankan nationals were detained in Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu today for questioning for staying beyond their visa period, the Press Trust of India reported.Lamudin of Mannar and Mohammed Jasmin had come to India on a labour visa and were staying with Indian nationals. While Lamudin was staying with Indian national Nawaz Khan at a hotel in Ramanathapuram, Mohammed Jasmin was staying with Murugan. Nawaz Khan has also been detained for questioning, the police said. The detention followed reports of security threat to some important shrines in the state including the Ramanathaswamy temple in this district, police added. (Colombo Gazette)