I've read on the website of the government that you can get a residence permit for one year by investing in the country. Is that the only way of being able to stay longer than Protected content ? I'm a writer and am looking for a quiet place to write a book and I'm in love with Sri Lanka so far. For me a stay of Protected content would be perfect, is that possible? Me and my wife (Canadian) would also like to visit Sri Lanka to see if we can find a sustainable business opportunity. We love the fact that there's buddhism, yoga & and surfing and both have our history in teaching and school projects. Therefore I'm wondering what our possibilities are for a longer stay in Sri Lanka are. Is there anyone who can give me a taste of their experience? Is it doable?