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Sandro Pedace

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. "

Isabelle Jacobs

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. "

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  • 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 InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in Sri Lanka

Are you an expat working and living in Sri Lanka? Or are you preparing to move soon to Colombo, Kandy or any other of the Sri Lankan international hotspots?

Expat life in Sri Lanka has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the spiritual heart of the country, learning how Sri Lankan people celebrate Tamil Thai Pongal Day, up to tasting Sri Lanka’s favorite dishes such as rice and curry.

We certainly do not limit ourselves to Sri Lanka, though. Our guide includes many more expat hotspots, with advice ranging from living in UK to moving to Malaysia.

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Working and living in Sri Lanka – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in Sri Lanka requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Sri Lankan expat life. Living abroad in Sri Lanka raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to Sri Lanka?ʺ, ʺWhat are an expat couple's average living expenses in Colombo?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Colombo should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Sri Lankan municipality in Galle?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in Sri Lanka is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for Sri Lanka aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in Sri Lanka. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from health-care, to restaurants & nightlife or local infrastructure, up to international schools. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺShould I study some basic Sinhala or Tamil, or rather both of them?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

To learn more about how to organize your expat life around the world, please read on in our guide section: From living in Peru to moving to Poland, we have it covered.

Tips on living and working in Sri Lanka –
From specialised travel agents to public utility providers

Moreover, our expat directory for Sri Lanka includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. specialised travel agents or public utility providers. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in Sri Lanka with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Piliganimu & enna vishayam from our expats living and working in Sri Lanka.

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