Foreigners who bring a large amount of money to get residency visa –
Posted on August 10th, 2016
By Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – The Muslim Voice.
As bribery, corruption and smuggling is dominant in Sri Lanka and prostitution and drug trade is rampant under the pretext of Tourism industry development, big time MAFIA operators and money laundering big timers will enter the country to set-up their regional operations under this scheme. The government immigration and banking sectors are NOT efficient to world standards to tract down and ascertain whether these applicants are genuine honourable persons interested to seek such visas for a comfortable and leisure life in Sri Lanka or are they International crooks. President Maithripala Sirisena has to be cautious NOT to allow such schemes without fully understanding the situation, just because the Finance Minister says that there will be lots of deposits coming in to the country. All his (The President’s) endeavours to control the drug, smuggling, prostitution and money laundering activities will be of NO use, if this is type of opening out the country to International crooks will be allowed.Moreover, International Terrorist operatives who want to create trouble for us, could also use this ruse to creep into our country. During President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government, strict administrative regulations concerning the issue of these visas were in place and they were NOT bent whoever may have suggested them as above. The Buddhist clergy should take up this matter with HE. The President before it is too late in the interest of the future generation of our children.