Interior minister Vajira Abeywardena said that predikanterna had entered the country legally, but a security check revealed that their visa expired.
– With the reason of the situation in the country, we have done a review of the visumsystemet and decided to tighten restrictions on religious teachers, he said.
According to Abeywardena, Sri Lanka has witnessed an increasing presence of foreign preachers in religious institutions in recent times.
" We'll keep them closely monitored.
not the nationalities of those expelled, but the police have stated that the expulsion applies to persons from, inter alia, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.
Around 250 people were killed in the attacks which were directed against the churches and hotels on the 21 of april. Two local extremist groups from the islamic environment are suspected to be behind the attacks. Terrorsekten IS via their propagandakanaler claims that it is behind the incidents.