Living in Sri Lanka | from Switzerland
"On coming to Colombo, I was dreading the culture shock. However, expats and local contacts gave me some great advice. "
Living in Sri Lanka | from Belgium
"It was fun to find other cricket fans among the expats around here and watch some matches at a Colombo club together. "
InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Sri Lanka
- Join our community and get to know members of Sri Lanka’s vibrant expat community
- Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Sri Lankan expat living
- Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Colombo, Kandy and many other regions
The Expat Sri Lanka Chapter welcomes you!
Piliganimu & enna vishayam and a heart-felt welcome to the InterNations community for expats in Sri Lanka! Our international network caters to your specific needs and supports you in relocating to and putting down roots in Sri Lanka. Living abroad in a foreign country is definitely a great intercultural experience, but typically brings up a lot of questions for expatriates Sri Lanka: ʺWhat is the best international school for my kids in Sri Lanka?ʺ, ʺHow do I find a job for my spouse in Galle?ʺ or ʺWhere in Colombo can I meet fellow expats and compatriots from my home country?” Just to name a few examples…
InterNations aim is to help you, as an expatriate, in becoming part of the Sri Lanka expat community and exploring the Sri Lankan way of life in all its aspects: From enjoying the traditional rice and curry to celebrating Tamil Thai Pongal Day.
Next to Sri Lanka we host several more communities in Asia & Oceania, e.g., our network of Expats in Germany. Or you might be interested in our Expatriates Saudi Arabia community which is also fairly active.
Our Support for Sri Lanka Expatriates
Enjoy the Sri Lanka Expats Living
With attractions ranging from the cultural heartland of Sri Lanka to cool highland hill retreats, Sri Lanka fascinates expatriates and globetrotters of many nationalities every year. The growing expat Sri Lanka community is, however, mostly drawn to the country by the urban growth of Colombo and its political as well as economic challenges, e.g. in the rubber industry. Whether you move to and live in Sri Lanka for professional or private reasons, you’ll surely take with you lifelong memories of great international experiences and intercultural exchange.
Interested to take a world tour? Then have a look at our chapter for Expats Portugal to receive an impression of InterNations worldwide. Or you could take a peek at our community for Expat Peru instead!
The Place to meet friendly Expatriates in Sri Lanka
In our private network, you can easily get to know fellow expatriates in Sri Lanka in a casual way – within a safe, invitation-only environment where trustworthiness and respectful behavior are key. Ask our helpful and friendly expat members for advice from Sri Lanka’s international community, e.g. with regard to getting a residence permit. Furthermore, you’ll meet with other expatriates in Sri Lanka at our high-class InterNations Events – mixing and mingling in hotspots like Galle or Kandy, for all internationals belonging to the Sri Lanka expat community.
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