He did not have proper visa and his passport had also expired, said the police officer.
Mamallapuram police registered a case and arrested him.
Also, Raja Nayagam (41), a native of Killinochi in Sri Lanka, had entered India illegally in 2009 and was working as a painter.
He was staying at the house of Balakrishnan in Kelambakkam.
The police are enquiring with the house owners about their involvement in keeping the foreign nationals.
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