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It's cheap to live in Colombo, and there is a movement of organic goods. There are several markets that are like hidden gems. EVERYTHING delivers! - Sep 28, 2017
It is small enough that you can easily get around and get to know the city well. You can walk safely in most places and use a tuk-tuk right off the street. There is plenty to see and do and it is easy to get out of the city and wander the country and region! Take advantage of the millions of things to see and do in Sri Lanka - it is small, but stuffed full of unbelievable wonders! - Mar 20, 2017
Great beaches, wonderful local people, relatively safe, great international expat community, and easy to function in English. - Sep 28, 2013
The weather and the cost of living. - Sep 23, 2012
Sri Lanka's countryside is amazing - mountain ranges, tea plantations, white sand beaches. There are ancient ruins scattered throughout the country, and wild elephants. - Dec 7, 2011
Colombo is a small city, but very pleasant and easy. Nice weather not too hot and lots of places to visit out side of the city on the weekends. - Feb 8, 2010