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I as a Sri Lankan can never get a visa granted, to USA,Canada, Europe, Australia or New Zealand, if I say I am going to travel by Couch-surfing. I have to show confirmed return Air ticket, hotel bookings, submit travel itinerary, Big amount of money in bank account, and so many other documents and still will not get a visa approved, nor the 150/200 US$ I paid for Visa fee returned.

But any foreigner can arrive at Sri Lankan Airport will be granted on arrival visa for 30 days for free.

Why is this Step- Motherly treatment? Is tourism a one way process? Only westerners can travel Not the Sri Lankans? Are we Untouchables?

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    Sadly the reason is that too many Sri Lankans skip their visa and do not return home. My son has a Sri Lankan girlfriend, she cannot get a visa without a large bond being put up. about 9 years ago

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