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Getting settled and connected in Colombo

There are several resources on offer in Colombo, in addition to your friendly Inter Nations network and forum :)

the International Expatriate Association
open to all
meets first Tuesday of the month, Protected content for coffee, Hilton hotel, Il Ponte Restaurant. cover charge 500rupees. yearly membership 2,000 rupees
has newsletter of forthcoming events in colombo
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Association of British Residents
open to all (not just Brits!)
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to join, email alex
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you get discount card at some stores, and invitations to forthcoming events

Facebook Expat Forum
and email list (bit like Craig's List, with lots of info and question/answer) to join, look on facebook or email
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British Council
excellent library (books, magazines and dvds)
reading sessions for children
film festivals
2,500 rupees year membership

Alliance Francaise
French cultural group
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movies and events

Goethe Institut
German cultural group
movies, talks, cultural events, exhibitions
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Plenty to get involved in!


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