Sri lanka is becoming popular among foreign professionals. The Immigration and Emigration Controller General, Nihal Ranasinghe said that more than 25,000 foreign professionals have been given work permits. Chinese and Indian are top the list of work permit holders.
Mean while it is said that a large number of indian’s are working in the Constitution industry without work permits. Most of the work permit holders are with BOI (Board of Investment) approved companies, government projects like the port city, construction of colossal commercial establishments and skyscrapers in Colombo City.