Brit fears she will die in Sri Lanka as she can’t afford to fly home

A British widow whose husband was murdered in Sri Lanka a year ago is afraid she will die in the country as she can’t afford to fly home, The SUN reported.

Diane De Zoysa, 60, gave up everything to move to the country with her 26-year-old husband Priyanjana in 2016.

She married Priyanjana, having known him just seven months in 2012, and moved to Sri Lanka with him four years later.

She sold her Edinburgh home to move after meeting Priyanjana on a holiday, reports the Daily Record.

Diane says she now has nothing after giving him £100,000, buying a house in his family’s name and spending £31,000 helping him set up a minibus service.

Tragedy struck when Priyanjana was shot three times on May 30, 2017, by blackmailers who learned he had come into money.

She said: “I feel like I’m stuck here forever and I will die here. In order for me to leave Sri Lanka, I need to pay to have my ­possessions shipped back home.

“Then I need money for a flight and to pay to have my possessions in storage until I can find a flat.

“Not much has changed since last year except that I am in a lot of debt.”

The Brit says she will not leave Sri Lanka without her savings, which are tied up in the home she bought and other assets in the country.

She added that she feels like “a prisoner” in her own home as Priyanjana’s family will not let her travel far on her own.

Diane also blasted the British High Commission in Colombo claiming they have “done nothing” to help her out of the situation.

The Sun Online has contacted the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for comment.


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