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Sandro Pedace

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

Isabelle Jacobs

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

InterNations – Uniting Italians living in Sri Lanka

Would you like to get in touch with other Italians in Sri Lanka? Are you in need of help and advice from your Italian compatriots? Or would you like to join other Italian expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. the spiritual heart of the country?

Whether you have settled as an expat in Sri Lanka or are still living in Italy and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations Sri Lanka offers everything you need: Established in 2007, our trusted community soon became the leading platform for international networking among expatriates and global minds around the world. Our network also counts a considerable number of Italian expats in Sri Lanka, coming from all corners of Italy - from Milan, over Rome to Napoli.

Meet other Italians at our events in Sri Lanka

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

Find More Information in Our Sri Lanka Expat Guides

  • Moving to Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka is the oldest democracy in South Asia and a multicultural country with three well differentiated religions: Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims. The island has a tropical climate and it is affected by the Indian Ocean’s monsoon. So make sure you are well prepared prior to your move to Sri Lanka!
  • Living in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka provides free public education to the local population and for expats but there are also private schools available. The road network is the main way of transport on the island, while crime and safety rates can vary significantly depending on location. Read on to learn more about life in Sri Lanka!
  • Working in Sri Lanka

    Today, Sri Lanka is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and with a private sector of continuously growing importance. If you are thinking of working in Sri Lanka, you may be able to find a job online, but do not forget to read up on visa requirements and work permits!

Forum Posts by Italians in Sri Lanka

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Italians in our Sri Lanka expat forums.

Find Tips and Advice on Sri Lanka from Italian Expats

Of course, expat living in Sri Lanka is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Italians is an essential part of expat life and helps getting accustomed to the Sri Lankan way of life and mentality. InterNations helps you connect and meet up with other Italians in Sri Lanka, residing in Colombo, Galle, Kandy and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Italians in Colombo.

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for Italian food or discuss your favorite sports team's latest match, become a member of the Sri Lankan InterNations Community:

  • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from Italy in Sri Lanka.
  • Obtain and share insider tips in our Sri Lanka Expat Forums – e.g. how to hire a babysitter fluent in your native tongue for your children or where to get minestrone in Galle.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for Sri Lanka to get information on institutions from your home country, including the Italian embassy.

From the spiritual heart of the country to the administrative capital and largest city, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly Italian expats in Sri Lanka.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Italians in Sri Lanka

Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in Sri Lanka. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Colombo’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see cool highland hill retreats as well as other beautiful landmarks in Sri Lanka.

Our meet-ups and activities are a great opportunity to mingle with expats from Italy and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Buongiorno from our Italians living in Sri Lanka!