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Sandro Pedace

Living in Colombo, from Switzerland

"On coming to Colombo, I was dreading the culture shock. However, expats and local contacts gave me some great advice. "

Isabelle Jacobs

Living in Colombo, from Belgium

"It was fun to find other cricket fans among the expats around here and watch some matches at a Colombo club together. "

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InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Colombo

  • Build up valuable contacts with like-minded Colombo expats
  • Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Colombo
  • Join top-class InterNations events to meet fellow expatriates in town

Welcome to the Expatriates Colombo Community!

Piliganimu & enna vishayam and welcome to our community for Colombo expats! Our private network helps you to settle in easily when moving to or living abroad in Colombo: Get to know like-minded expatriates in Colombo in a casual way, find reliable information and tips about expat life in Sri Lanka and meet fellow expats from Colombo’s international community at our first-class InterNations events.

Curious to explore other communities in Asia & Oceania, e.g. our chapter for Singapore Expat? Or you might think of stopping by at our Expatriates Dubai community on your next weekend trip.

Our Services for Colombo Expatriates

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Colombo Expatriates Network

Join our high-quality network of Colombo expats to connect with expatriates living abroad in Colombo like you.

Expat Forum Colombo

Get trustworthy and authentic advice from fellow members about all aspects of expat life in Colombo.

Colombo Expat Forum

Colombo Guide for Expats

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Colombo Expat Guide

Colombo Events for Expatriates

Attend our monthly events and activities for Colombo expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Colombo Expat Events

Make the most of your Colombo Expat Life

The "Harbour With Leafy Mango Trees" offers an exciting intercultural experience for expats, starting with cultural highlights, like the Dutch Period Museum, which documents colonial rule in Sri Lanka,, the folkloristic festivities on the occasion of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Thai Pongal Day, up to getting a taste of traditional rice and curry. The InterNations community helps you as an Colombo expat to enjoy your expat stay in Sri Lanka to the fullest. Our members have already come across many of the questions you’ll have when starting your expatriate life in Colombo and kindly offer you their assistance, from ʺShould I study some basic Sinhala or Tamil, or rather both of them?ʺ up to ʺWhat are an expat couple's average living expenses in Colombo?ʺ.

Become part of our Expat Colombo Community

Our members have their roots in Argentina, Russia, Japan, Spain and almost any other country around the globe, all sharing your situation as an expat in Colombo. InterNations makes it easy for you to connect with fellow expats in Colombo. Next to our active online community, our members also regularly meet in real life at top-class events or go for weekend activities together, e.g. to visit Sri Lanka’s famous landmarks around the spiritual heart of the country.

Also take a look at our network for Shanghai Expat to experience InterNations all over the globe. Or you could take a peek at our community for Expatriate Riyadh instead!

Please feel cordially invited to become part. Our members of the Colombo community are open-minded, helpful and looking forward to welcome you on board. Simply request your personal invitation and you’ll be graciously received by our expat Colombo chapter!

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