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Swats posted Moving to Sri Lanka!! on the Sri Lanka forum on July 29, 2014:
Hi all, Me & my husband are planning to move to Sri Lanka by the end of August. It us because of my husbands project that we decided to move. To begin with, our stay will last for 6 months. We also have a 1 year old daughter :) currently stay in Mumbai. Wanted to know about the essentials that we should be carrying along. Baby related, medicines, kitchen related etc. What's the scene of the indian groceries and the general cost of living, modes of commute. Would be a great help if I could plz get some ideas. Thanks a lot.
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bobcoo posted Insurance on the Sri Lanka forum:
I am hoping to re-locate to Sri Lanka in the near future under the My Dream Home scheme. One of the requirements is to have a valid medical insurance. Could anyone with experience of this scheme advise me on a suitable insurance. Bob
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bridgetevelyn replied to the thread Teaching oppotunities on the Sri Lanka forum:
bridgetevelyn initially posted:
I am a qualified & experienced teacher of Music & ESL. Although in my sixties I have no wish to retire & am visiting Sri Lanka with my daughter for a reconnaissance mission (from 29th July - 19th August) for possible teaching oppotunities with the hope of moving there. (have visited Sri Lanka 5 times in the past & love it there) I have heard that the British Council has an established ESL teacing program. Would anyone have a contact link for them or other teacher employment oppotunities?
bridgetevelyn replied most recently with:
Many thanks Christopher Will respond to your advice tomorrow Regards Bridget
Christoferus replied most recently with:
I work at the Key Language Centre in Kochikade near Negombo, Sri Lanka. You can Google the School. It is possible that we will have a teaching vacancy later in the year. Why don't you contact the school and propose yourself. That's how I got my job Regards Christopher
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courty replied to the thread Rental Deposit on the Sri Lanka forum:
Millypede initially posted:
Hi, We are moving to Colombo next month, and just looking at apartments to rent. They all seem to need a 1year deposit for any lease. Is this normal??..... Cheers M
courty replied most recently with:
It is normal if you rent for longer duration. If they rent daily basis the cost will be three times that monthly rent. IF THEY GIVE FOR A LONGER DURATION AT LEAST THEY REQUIRE ONE YEAR RENT IN ADVANCE AND MONTHLY RENTAL IS LESSER THAN DAILY RENT. so it has to be fair by the both party. You get for lesser price and you pay one year advance. And people who needs daily basis the pay a hire rent and no advance. I am in this field for last 31 years. It is normal practice here in Sri Lanka. If u need any assistance reply me.
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rogerroger4 replied to the thread Is it safe to visit Sri Lanka? on the Sri Lanka forum:
Basil406 initially posted:
Riots in Aluthgama and Beruwala have resulted in the Canadian Travel Advisory to caution Canadians about traveling in Sri Lanka. What's the latest? I understand an even bigger catastrophe can be expected in Pettah in Colombo where there is a large Muslim population.
rogerroger4 replied most recently with:
The first thing to remember is that the Canadian Government has an axe to grind as far as Sri Lanka is concerned. Therefore, any news from Sri Lanka is interpreted in the worst possible light. Secondly, I live close to Aluthgama/Beruwala and the fiorst we heard of the disturbance was when it was aired on TV. Thirdly I actually feel safer here than I did in UK. Lastly, my neighbours are genuinely baffled by this event because we all live together without animosity. The atmosphere here is without tension. So to answer your question, yes it IS safe to visit Sri Lanka.
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Miami3 replied to the thread Info re. moving to Sri Lanka on the Sri Lanka forum:
Maturin initially posted:
Hi people. Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I’m a 66 year old basically healthy Australian/British ex teacher. I am considering moving to Sri Lanka after 6 years in Thailand mainly because of the excessive heat (up to 36+ at this time of the year) and the language barrier. The latter is so difficult to overcome that few really bother (Thai is a tonal language) and few Thais speak enough English to converse with you. That leaves me with the expat population, which is quite a heavy drinking one. I have difficulty forging ties with other expats. I’m not much of a bar prop and though I have tried joining a string of groups it just doesn’t work for me. Mainly it’s a deficiency on my part but also it’s because of my unusual background (very non-domestic) and academic/conversational tastes. I’m going to take a long trip to Sri Lanka shortly; 1, to see if I like it and 2, to explore the possibilities of long term (a good few years) leasing a small house in a smallish town with lots of green, nearby sea and a decent hospital. I would like to contact anyone (please, no real estate agents at this stage) who could make suggestions as to how I might most wisely spend a month looking for a different future in Sri Lanka. Where to go, who to talk to etc. etc. I was born in London and, aside from live theatre, which I love in any language, I have no use for what cities have to offer. If it were not for my age and all the hang-ups that come with it I’d avoid them altogether. The environment I thrive in is in the countryside but non-tourist dependant towns are probably my best option. Please answer if you can help ….. or even if you can’t. Thanks Maturin.
Miami3 replied most recently with:
I understand your quest. I am close to 62 , soon to be a retired teacher from US and just explored Negombo for the last two weeks to relocate my small family . Negombo has much to offer. On the hottest days I was there, I felt a cool breeze. The people were open, kind and friendly. The place was clean, I don't drink either but it is there for those that do, lovely affordable housing, good medical available especially in Colombo just down the newly built toll road (so you can get there in a hurry if needed). The banking is modern. Nice beach but the waves don't make for much swimming. Hotel pools are cheap. Food is good. You could go into Colombo for the refined stuff on the weekends if you sought it out. I only went in once on business so can't speak to that. The most Christian city in the country. You can "feel" it around you. The supermarkets are first world. Good Luck.
maveda12 replied most recently with:
hello garth.nice to hear from you.when do you will left spain?then you come to see me i have also nice apartments for longterm stayers.www.srilankahaus.npa,de regards.martina
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Miami3 replied to the thread Taking Money to Sri Lanka on the Sri Lanka forum:
Basil406 initially posted:
What's the best way to take money to Sri Lanka when one travels there? Western Union charges $12 for money transfer to Sri Lanka from Canada and $8 from Singapore. Wouldn't it be a good idea to send the money to Sri Lanka to yourself and collect it when you arrive there?
Miami3 replied most recently with:
You don't say how long you are going or how much you want to send. Why not just take traveler checks or large bills in cash. You can change right at the airport on arrival at a decent rate and then later on in your journey change again at gold/jeweler shops at a great rate if you haggle a bit. Suggest you carry some US. dollars just in case.
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