Colombo - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

The expat community is very small and seems to consist of two groups: surfers and parents. - Mar 2021

The expat community here is pretty small. If you don't know someone from work then you probably know them from school. Morale is so-so - probably best when the weather is nice and you can head to the beach for the weekend. - Sep 2020

The expat community isn't particularly big. Morale is high. - Apr 2020

There is a large expat community. The IEA (international expat association) is large and very active and an excellent resource. - Sep 2017

It is pretty large - there are many who have fallen in love with Sri Lanka and have moved there permanently or return frequently. Lots of Sri Lankans leave to get a good education in the US, Australia or the UK, and many find themselves returning. So there is a good combination of expats and locals to socialize with. - Mar 2017

Medium, great international expat community. - Sep 2013

Quite large but hidden. Nearly 5000 Brits, so the total is probably about 10,000. - Sep 2012

Probably about 500-1,000 or so, mostly European (German, Italian) - Dec 2011

Medium. - Feb 2010

About 600, mostly European. Large Korean community and some Japanese. - Sep 2008

Large. - Feb 2008


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