The new generation taking the helm in Sri Lanka, has put the country on a fast track to growth. Well on its way to becoming one of Asia?s most cosmopolitan nations, the island is a beautiful mix of modern and old. Living on this island nation, for an extended time period, will be your adventure of a lifetime. Read on and discover how well the expat community has adapted to island life, reaping the many benefits of living and working in Sri Lanka.
Absorb the Rich Culture
Home to a multi-ethnic community of Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Burghers and those in-between; Sri Lanka is a melting-pot of delights for any foreigner settling down on the island, for an extended period of time. Four religions share space in the country, where heading down a random street you are treated to sights of a mosque, church, kovil and Buddhist temple. Plenty of sightseeing for those weekends off, while experiencing colourful festivals spread across the communities and tasting food indigenous to each race, makes a foreigner in Sri Lanka a very happy soul!
The Country is Growing
Emerging from decades of civil war, the country is on a fast track to development, hence, exciting new opportunities are opening up for expats to find work in Sri Lanka. Besides, as a developing cosmopolitan nation, the island is very comfortable and well-evolved to accommodate the needs of expats arriving from developed nations.
You Will Love Colombo
Chic, old-fashioned and full of local flavour Colombo is a grand old lady. One of Asia?s oldest cities, Colombo is on par with the best in Asian. The night-life is buzzing, shopping is fabulous and attractions are a fine amalgamation of iconic colonial splendours and modern wonders. Yes, the streets are traffic congested, but that is part of your experience, while modern high-rise apartments and 5 to 7 star hotels within the heart of the city, close to top supermarkets, chic restaurants, cafes, delis and retro coffee shops, means you live in comfort and convenience.
You Can Choose to Live By the Beach
Colombo itself is a port city, but if you are really after the rustic charms of living beside the beach, it?s pretty easy to do so in Sri Lanka. While city dwellers, can easily find accommodation in Colombo suburbs such as Mt Lavinia, Wellawatta, Dehiwela etc. located just minutes from the beach; outer regions like Tangalle, Galle, Mirissa, Negombo and Bentota offer you the charms of being based in a sea-side town, sans the crowds, noise and bustle of Colombo. With plenty of NGO projects and foreign developments taking place around the coastal regions, it?s not hard for an expat to land the job of their dreams. Many expats choose to buy property near Galle on Sri Lanka?s South Coast due to its laid back beach lifestyle and great offering of a positive work/life balance. With Colombo being only two hours away, it?s a great option for those with younger families and people investing in the tourism industry.
- A Stunning Luxury 8 Bedroom Beach Villa with Pool
- Exquisite Colonial Style, 3 Bedroom Beach Villa
- 3 Bedroom Beach Villa with Pool
Convert Those Dollars and Live It Up
With the dollar to rupee conversion rate at a high, expats have plenty of leverage to be extravagant and enjoy the finer things in life. A fact you will soon be privy to, once you settle in and start enjoying island life!