There is widespread speculation among diplomatic sources that illegal immigration is taking place with the blessings of higher-ups in Colombo and elsewhere.
Meanwhile, two airlines referred their suspicious passengers with bogus documents to the immigration authorities at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) during the weekend.
Two Sri Lankan males who tried to migrate to Canada and Italy are now in custody.
A 43-year-old man from Valvettithurai, Jaffna had tried to take a Sri Lankan Airlines flight to Dubai to Qatar Airways staff.
There is suspicion that both these men passed through immigration without being detected with the help of an organized gang of bureaucrats,and politicians and travel agents.