After I moved here we didn’t do it very often, only nine times last year and once this year.” Diane – who says she gave her husband about £100,000 in total after selling her house in Scotland – said her dream turned into a nightmare as she was left alone and lonely living in a home next door to his family.
But after selling her Edinburgh home and quitting her council job to be with him, Diane said he lost interest in her physically – and suspects he was hiding a secret, second wife.
The divorcee – who says she gave her husband about £100,000 in total after selling her house in Scotland – said her dream turned into a nightmare as she was left alone and lonely living in a home next door to his family.
My friends thought that he was just marrying me for the money.
“Once I came out here he wanted money all the time.” Diane met her husband in 2011 and married him in Sri Lanka seven months later.
Diane said: “From what I’ve been told two men turned up on mopeds looking for him.
They shot him three times, twice in the chest and once in the stomach.
She moved to Sri Lanka permanently in February 2015, before returning to Scotland in June, when her husband got a job in the country’s capital Colombo.
She explained that she decided to return to the country in September because she ‘really missed’ her husband.
“I think my sister felt boxed in and lonely, she doesn’t know the language, she doesn’t have many friends out there and it isn’t exactly a safe area for her to go out on her own.” Pakistani expats struggle to find spouses in UAE He continued: “She’s gutsy and seen this move as a big adventure, but she hid from me until a year and half before she moved because she knew what I would say, what we all would say; he wants one thing and one thing only, and that’s your money.” Priyanjana was murdered last month at a friend’s house.