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graemeb replied to the thread Job and costs on the Sri Lanka forum on November 24, 2014:
graemeb initially posted:
I am thinking about leaving the UK for a year to work in SL (IT specialist role). Questions are how easy is it to get a visa and what kind of salary could you survive on. I.e. 70k RS? Thank you
graemeb replied on November 24, 2014 with:
Hi edga, I would like the follow the rules. It seems from the UK embassy you need to apply to Immigration and then to UK embassy. Then maybe fly there to get stamp. Confusing! From your experience how do you apply officially from outside of SL? Many thanks
edga replied on November 24, 2014 with:
Hello, If you have a Job and apply Immifration will never give you a working visa and they will deport you. Even if someone wants to employ you, with out a visa ,I won't advise you to to work without a Working Visa as Immigration is aware of this kind of thing and once they get to know , they will put you in the camp and deport you. It happened to a foreigner whom I got to know. Different people in forums may say various things but this is the real situation. Cheers
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sreejith2020 posted Wish to visit through out the Srilankan Island on the Sri Lanka forum on November 22, 2014:
Dear friends I am an Indian age 41 male ,landed in Sri Lanka on job purpose. Staying alone in Srilanka and family in India. I wish to have a friend to my taste to share and even have trips far off in the islands specifically on saturdays , sundays and even on public holidays. In search of a good friend male or female.
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edga posted Visiteurs a Sri Lanka - 13 Dec 2014le on the Sri Lanka forum on November 18, 2014:
Sri Lanka - chants de Noël et réception le 13 décembre à Colombo. Bonjour! Je voudrais inviter jusqu'à environ 15 membres Expatexchange (Individuel, familles / Groupes) qui visitent Sri Lanka le 13 décembre 2014 pour nos chants de Noël annuels chantés par nos étudiants (nous sommes un Centre culturel et nous enseignons le français et nous organisons des activités culturelles à Colombo). Ce sera une belle occasion pour vous de rencontrer l'un l'autre et également rencontrer les Sri Lankais de tous les âges -Jeune, d'âge moyen et d'autres et d'échanger des idées, apprendre sur la culture sri lankaise, etc. Rejoindre aussi pour chanter quelques chants de Noël et avoir un verre de vin etc .. S'il vous plaît envoyez un courriel à pour obtenir des invitations gratuites.
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mountwiu replied to the thread Moving to Sri Lanka (a family with young kids) on the Sri Lanka forum:
julesfuller initially posted:
Hi I used to live in Sri Lanka in my 20s (single and working in media) but 15 years later I would like to return with my husband and 2 young children. I was wondering if anyone could help me with finding accommodation (house) in Galle area possibly and also what the score is with visas and working in Sri Lanka today? Thanks Julia
mountwiu replied on November 18, 2014 with:
I am a Sri Lankan, who has lived overseas for over 28 years, and now in Sri Lanka. I am happy to let a modern house in a beautiful location in a country town 13 Km away from Galle. Adjoining land has a newly built well maintained liberary. There are lot of English teaching opportunities in this area. If you are interested in moving to Sri Lankan suburb you may contact me.
buh replied on October 24, 2014 with:
Hi: Good luck finding the right spot in SR. That's the hardest part. I'd like to be next to water with lush f0liage and quiet surroundings. A charming town nearby wd b nice. Let us know how it goes. Best, Caroline (can anyone help me too??)
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Yohann replied to the thread Looking for used funiture in Galle on the Sri Lanka forum on November 18, 2014:
Arterm initially posted:
Hi, We just moved to a new house which is not fully furnished, so we are looking for used table, chairs, and so on. I tried to check local classifieds websites, but it seems they are not very popular here in Sri Lanka. Would you so kind to advise me any places where I can buy used items and save some cash? Thanks in advance and sorry for my English.
Yohann replied on November 18, 2014 with:
Hello! I'm in Kandy... I have a lot of new furnitures to sell (beds, sofa, TV, dining table) Some nice opportunities! Call me! Johann: 0779646978
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eve58 posted Take little dog to SL? on the Sri Lanka forum on November 18, 2014:
Hi, next year I will go to SL for 3 month or more, will it be ok to take my small dog with me if I have a passport and all necessary papers for it?
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Yohann posted Leaving Kandy! on the Sri Lanka forum on November 18, 2014:
Hello! We're expat couple and we need to move in Hikkaduwa... We have a lot of new furnitures to sell before moving! (beds canopy, cupboards,TV, sofa, equipment for kitchen) Please contact us if you re interest! regards, Johann 0779646978
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Trishak posted Dental care on the Sri Lanka forum on November 16, 2014:
Hi, I need a root canal. Does anyone know if the Sakura dental hospital is recommended, any particular dentist. Or is there someplace else? Many thanks Trishak
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Gupila77 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.
Gupila77 replied on November 14, 2014 with:
Please contact us through the cinnamon care website and we'll get back to you immediately, we always reply to our mails. We are BOI approved company so can provide support in obtaining visas.
beachbumpuertorico replied on November 13, 2014 with:
I was interested but since I am a foreigner the only way I could stay was if I was on the sri lanka my dream home program otherwise have to leave every 3 months and the older I get that would hardly work for me. I thought maybe Cinnamon care would have some kind of agreement with the gov't about that but they never replied to me.
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akila82 replied to the thread Single mother of a 6 year old looking to move to Sri Lanka on the Sri Lanka forum:
Sionah initially posted:
Hi I'm also thinking of making a move to Sri Lanka with my 6 year old daughter (British) will be just myself and her. I have a Tefl qualification & varied experience with children. I practice parts of Buddhism. Anyone know of the best place to live taking this into account. I have around 6-8thousand British sterling to take. Any advice/direction would be great :)
akila82 replied on November 13, 2014 with:
hiii If you like to move to sri lanka,,colomboorkandy will be good for your daughter education as there are many interntional and private schools. well kandy is best as its so nice and nuwara eliya the city call little england also closer.. itll make your life happy and there are lots of job openings also available. if you want more info pls do not hesitate to write to me via my mail .
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