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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 Your InterNations Community of Expats in Colombo

Piliganimu, enna vishayam and welcome to InterNations Colombo! Especially created to support expats, we have amassed a wealth of information, guides and advice to help you on your way. From the initial preparations to finding new hobbies and joining the workforce, we aim to address your concerns and help you overcome any obstacles. Take advantage of our resources to find answers to your questions such as "which suburbs should expats expect to move to?" and "what education facilities are available?". In our forum, you'll find our friendly expats who have already made the move to Colombo and are always happy to share their experiences. If you have any concerns or day-to-day questions, let their first-hand knowledge and insider tips give you reassurance as you make you way in Sri Lanka's capital.

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.

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Colombo Expatriates Network

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Colombo Guide for Expats

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Expat Forum Colombo

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

Colombo Expat Forum

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

Embark on a New Life in Colombo

Colombo is the economic center of Sri Lanka and the city hosts the headquarters of most of Sri Lanka's major corporations. These are located in the business district known as the Fort and include chemicals, glass, leather goods, textiles, jewelry and furniture. Just outside the Fort district is Pettah, a bustling center of stalls and streets specializing in a range of goods including electronics. In the same area, you can find the mile-long Sea Street; the center of Sri Lanka's gold market and dominated by jewelry shops.

Expats ready to explore the culture of Colombo will find the peaceful Gangaramaya Buddhist temple, the impressive National Museum of Colombo and several theaters and performing arts centers. Sports fans will discover that cricket is a passion of Colombo with major matches held at the Premadasa Stadium. Other popular sports include swimming, rowing, rugby, and Formula 1.

At Our Events in Colombo You'll Make Friends with Other Expats in No Time!

When you've landed in Colombo and are ready to meet new friends, you are invited to our regular InterNations Official Events to socialize, have fun and network with other members. You'll soon find that you're part of a fascinating group of global minds and InterNations provides you with the opportunities to build a vibrant social circle while sharing hobbies and interests. Arts and culture, beaches and the outdoors are a selection of the interests you can pursue while having fun with like-minded expats in Colombo , thanks to InterNations Groups. You have the reassurance of knowing that, before you even arrive, you have friends waiting.

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