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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 – The Place for New Zealanders Living in Sri Lanka

Want to connect with the expat community of New Zealanders in Sri Lanka? Looking for New Zealand compatriots to help you with your questions on expat life? Or are you looking for other New Zealand expats to go on an excursion to the spiritual heart of the country with?

InterNations Sri Lanka offers everything you might need as an expat, no matter whether you already live in Sri Lanka or are still in New Zealand planning your upcoming foreign assignment. InterNations is the leading platform among expatriates and global minds in all countries around the world. Needless to say, our community of New Zealand expats in Sri Lanka is going very strong, with members having roots all across New Zealand - from Christchurch, over Auckland to Wellington.

Meet other New Zealanders at our events in Sri Lanka

Attend our monthly events and activities for New Zealanders 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 New Zealanders in Sri Lanka

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

Tips and Advice on Sri Lanka from Your Fellow New Zealand Expats

Obviously, expat life in Sri Lanka goes well beyond shipping your belongings and taking care of red tape. Socializing with fellow New Zealanders is an important facet of living abroad and can be a huge stepping stone in getting to know the Sri Lankan mentality and way of life. New Zealanders in Sri Lanka are a part of our community, calling cities such as Galle, Kandy, Colombo, and many others home. You can use InterNations to look for fellow New Zealanders in Colombo, for example.

Wondering where to shop for New Zealand delicatessen, want to discuss your national team's latest match, or simply talk to someone in your native language? Become a member of the Sri Lankan InterNations Community!

  • Our network is the best place to meet expats from New Zealand.
  • On the Sri Lanka Expat Forums, you can get competent answers to all your expat-related questions: how to find a babysitter fluent in your mother tongue, where to get pavlova in Colombo, etc.
  • The InterNations Places database for Sri Lanka has information on the nearest New Zealand embassy and many other institutions.

From the spiritual heart of the country to the administrative capital and largest city, you can meet supportive and friendly New Zealand expats in Sri Lanka on InterNations.

Meet and Mingle with Fellow New Zealanders in Sri Lanka

Additionally, InterNations hosts regular expat events and activities in Sri Lanka. Our get-togethers are sure to cater to your taste as well: as a member, you can partake in cozy gatherings to enjoy some Sri Lankan rice and curry, join one of our huge expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Colombo’s best locations, and much more. Want to discover Sri Lanka? Go on a weekend trip with your fellow expats to see the cultural heartland of Sri Lanka and other beautiful landmarks.

Our meet-ups and activities offer many wonderful opportunities to mingle with expatriates hailing from New Zealand and dozens of other countries in a casual setting. Just sign up for your InterNations membership and you’ll soon hear a cordial Hello from our New Zealanders living in Sri Lanka!