By Namini Wijedasa
Expat Lankans say they are cut off from the soil and prevented from investing, living with aging or ailing parents.!
“It has also put us off investing in Sri Lanka for fear that it may not be easy to take our investment out when we want to,” she continued. “This was something we considered when my husband took redundancy three years ago.”A Sri Lankan origin mother-of-two in Germany said her father in Sri Lanka could not leave any property to her because her children would not be able to get dual citizenship. She faced an additional problem: “Germany won’t allow dual citizenship either. So I had to turn down my father’s offer of building a house on a prime piece of land in Sri Lanka last year. We were all a bit disappointed and I can’t understand why the Sri Lankan government wants to shut people out.”
WOULD HAVE BEEN A BIG BOOST TO CSE IF GOVERNMENT HAD STARTED DUAL CITIZENSHIP AGAIN.
SINCE IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN 3 YEARS THEY HAVE STOPPED GRANTING DUAL CITIZENSHIP,
FOREIGN CITIZENS NOW BEGINS TO GET USED TO IT. INTEREST IS DECLINING NOW