A few weeks ago, an employee of a travel agency in Colombo called up the local police department to report a suspicious man who had gone missing and who had been staying at a guesthouse in the city.
The police called up a local NGO and a private company to help them identify the man.
The NGO, the Sri Lankan Human Rights League (SLHRL), was able to trace the man to an apartment in Colomo where he was staying with three others.
The three other people in the apartment were all foreigners who were staying at the same guesthouse, which is a legal entity in Sri Lankans law.
In the case of the missing man, the NGO says that he was working in a factory and that the company hired him to do work.
The NGO says the man had left his passport at the apartment and that he had been living there for some time.
The police have not released the man’s name.
The government does not have a way of identifying foreigners who are not residents in the country.
The case highlights how difficult it is to prove citizenship or residency in Sri lanka.
The SLHRL says that a lot of people living abroad are not even allowed to apply for a visa because of their residence in Sri rindas territory.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) told IGN that the ministry is “working on the issue of citizenship and residency.”
The government does however recognize citizenship and residence for foreigners in the Indian Ocean archipelago, which makes it easier for foreign citizens to get a visa in Sri tambon.
The Ministry of External Affairs has been pushing for a similar policy in the Indo-Pacific region.