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Guide for expatriates in Colombo (Sri Lanka)

22 July, 2018 20:44  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Expat guide: Colombo, Sri Lanka We are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in  Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Colombo is the biggest city of Sri Lanka, with a population of 5.6 million. In ancient times it was well-known as a harbour serving the sea route used for trade between the East and the West. Today, this city has become a commercial and financial hub


Amongst the South Asian nations, Sri Lanka has shown great development, especially in its improvement of social indicators. Tourism, tea, apparel & textile, rubber, coconut, and tobacco are some of the most important industries.

Colombo is the throbbing heart of the Sri Lankan economy. Its skyline is changing fast with the development of infrastructure and buildings to accommodate industrial growth. 28% of the total populace of Sri Lanka live and work in Colombo. Since it is this city which also contributes 50% of the country's total GDO, resolving problems like flooding, poor drainage, improper sewerage are essential issues to solve for Sri Lanka to become a world-class commercial hub.


You will find the usual articles in our guide to prepare your expatriation to Colombo and manage your life once in there: Overview, Job, Passport, Visa & Permits, International Removal Companies, Finding Accommodation in Sri Lanka, Work, Benefits and Tax, Moving in, Education, Health, Practical Life (banks, transport, shopping...), Entertainment...

You can also discuss and share experience about Sri Lanka in our forum.

Last but not least, you can download the full guide in PDF format, in order to read quietly and maybe to upload on your mobile or tablet PC/iPad.


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