Colombo - Post Report Question and Answers

Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?

Sri Lankans are welcoming and friendly. But they don't go out of their way to befriend expats in my experience. - Sep 2020


It's not particularly difficult to make friends with locals, but expats tend to stick together. Some locals who were educated abroad (e.g., USA, Australia, the UK) straddle both worlds and are integrated into the expat community. The divide between expats and locals tends to be primarily socio-economic. - Apr 2020


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