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ahesh commented on the Expat Report Info about Association of British Residents in Colombo, Sri Lanka
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350 strong Brit & Commonwealth Passport holders. Loads of social activities. Newsletter. Discounts at rest., stores, hotels (+ FREE entry to Mt Lavinia beach). Last Fri in the month meet at Cricket Club cafe for drinks 7pm onwards, see ABR website for more details (Continue)
ahesh replied most recently with:
Dear friend, I am Sri Lankan and I have brand new super luxury house for rent in Colombo, I am really looking someone to rent hole house or, give room by room for foreigner, it is very big room like small apartment with very nice view, here I have mention more about house, please if you have some friend help me to find for rent this house and if you like I can send some picture… Email- ahesh1414@outlook.com
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defender replied to the thread Working at Sri Lanka on the Sri Lanka forum:
kikemay initially posted:
Hello !!! We are a Spanish couple who want to live in Sri Lanka. At the embassy we have not gotten a lot of information, we have encouraged the search for internet expatriates and locals who can help us with any questions. Is there work for two foreign massage therapists, yoga teachers?? Another option would be to open a small business. For a example a guest house? What are the requirements? Is there a local partner, which required visa necessary? Thank you for opening this door to our dream !!!!
defender replied most recently with:
Hi, First of all congratulations on your decision to move to Sri Lanka! At the same time I must advice you to be cautious when dealing with anyone. Your idea of having your own business is a verygood, however you need to get the correct advice and guidance before you take any step. I am Sri Lankan born but traveled and lived overseas for many years, drop me an email and lets have a chat and see how best I can give you both tips and advice. Best of luck, Dave.
irishkevin replied most recently with:
Hi Kikemay, Massage therapists are falling off the edge of the island ,most of them in Ayurveda spas and hotels.Lots and lots of small guest houses but most seem to be struggling due to over capacity in the Hotel and B&B market. New government have said visitor numbers will increase this.year by 20%,which is highly likely but the way they are building hotels the present over capacity looks as if it will increase by the same amount. Not sure about yoga teachers but it is difficult to get work permits and work visas. Any business venture would require a Sri Lankan partner which is fraught with problems. Best thing to do is to come for a holiday ,fact finding trip, and then re-assess
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NishikaAsheni posted Find events in Sri Lanka on the Sri Lanka forum:
Event in Sri Lanka has a long term traditional and social relationship.It takes back to Ancient time , Forefathers of Sri Lanka (Kings) usually do their events in religious mode. Sri Lanka is a South Asian country around by The Indian Ocean , Most of them Says "Pearl of the Indian Ocean". Main religion is Buddhism and nationality is Sinhala.But Tamils , Muslims Malay and Other lives together.Sri Lankan's has black hair with brown skin and they are not that much tall. So these people has a prestige's history which take Us almost to 2000 years back.As I said earlier Buddhism is the main religion and that "events" start with this.These people good devotees for The Lord Buddha and what ever they did , they give their first for it.Basically most of these people are farmers ( nowadays this is little bit different ) and end of the year and middle of the year they harvest their cultivation called "Aswanna (Local Name)" for first semester called "Yala" also end of the year they called "Maha" At the "Yala" and "Maha" they arrange a big festival called "Aswanu Mangalya" , This is the event that all the villages participating.At the event chief monk of the village temple will be the main honorable guest and other VIP's will be next.The history of Sri Lanka says that this event will be second only for Kandy Tooth Relic Temple event called "Siri Dalada Perehara" Nowadays this tradition still continuing and have added new more events for the list.Young generation of Sri Lanka now moving with technology and most of them are very fun lovers , like to hang with parties,musical shows and much more... Apart of that they whould like to find events and participate such as sports, gaming shows,exhibitions,dramas etc...... These young generation now use The Internet as their main tool for finding events around the Island.Basically they use Google.lk as their main search engine and http://www.eventme.lk as their best second event finding tool + web.Now they were able to find what they were looking for and now this new tradition is trending in society.Indeed this is the new look of Sri Lankan event field.
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VIHANGAX replied to the thread Relationship with Sri Lankan on the Sri Lanka forum:
2souls39 initially posted:
Hi all I am new here so please be patient! :P I have met a lovely, wonderful man who is Sri Lankan, he only moved to England few years back. We are in a full blown relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend. This is first time I even meet a Sri Lankan person, and I know nothing of the country itself. We been going out for about 6 months now, but knew each other as friends several years before that. But one problem is bothering him and I and I need advice on Sri Lankan culture and people please. He is around early middle age, and I am a white British girl in her late 20's. He is very shy and gentle, very quiet, and he admitted this his first relationship, and he never felt like this before about anyone before me. He shows extreme love and care, but can never actually say "I love you", even when I told him I love him. Is that their culture? But biggest problem is, he is so scared of his local community seeing us together, he not want anyone in our local area to know. He is happy for me to tell my parents, but he wants no one of his culture to know about us. We are sexual too, and I do not THINK he married, as no wedding ring, but someone lives at his home that he not want them to know about us. If he is married, I know it must be an arranged marriage, bcoz he so UNHAPPY before he meet me, and he been starved of affection and sexual pleasure. So you know, he is of the Tamil culture, and a Roman Catholic. So I ask anyone who know out there, do Sri Lankan families conduct arranged marriages, and will they shun and cut off the person in the marriage if that person meets someone new, especially of a different race? He runs his own little shop, but does not own it, is he worried family will take away everything if they find out about us? Many thanks for any help or advice given.
VIHANGAX replied most recently with:
Hi, I am sorry but i can understand your feelings because i also working with british people and when I join with then it's very difficult to understand their culture, they also not happy with things in my culture is very very difficult to understand here my boss is british she's living in sri lanka from 8 years you know still she can't understand sri lankan people, in this case we have different ways to think, but if you are love him please don't think anymore and don't try to understand those things it will be dangers for your loving life with him Thank you
Sundaybest replied most recently with:
I recently broke up with my Sri Lankan boyfriend who came here to study for the last couple of years. His mother is traditional also, I'm starting to think the mothers are the ones who are least flexible about other cultures dating their sons. His father is fairly supportive. Yes it is absolutely their culture. My boyfriend has never once told me he loves me but he does show me everyday through his actions. I figured the reason for this is he told me about the buddhist culture and not having attachments as it creates suffering in which he didn't want me to feel pain of something ever happened to him or us. I wanted to move over there but he said it's pretty extreme and doesn't think I could survive in that environment as I wouldn't be able to do the things I can in Australia in Sri Lanka. he too has been arranged with potential mates by his parents with several women a couple of times when he was in Sri Lanka. my ex told me in Sri Lanka whoever a person marries will not only represent your partner but the families name so it's a crucial factor, he said it himself Sri Lankans are unfortunately quiet judgemental. I would suggest you take a holiday to Sri Lanka to get a feel for the culture and what you are up against in terms of a commitment, it could make it less overwhelming all the best.
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VIHANGAX replied to the thread Wish to visit through out the Srilankan Island on the Sri Lanka forum:
sreejith2020 initially posted:
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.
VIHANGAX replied most recently with:
Hi, My name is viraj from Galle city in sri lanka, 24y old work as a manager in british council branch, I like to know more about you and make friendship with you, don't worry now you have male friend and here Female friends also contact me when you are here Mobile No. 0767700057
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Looking for long term rent for 5 bedrooms house ( furnished / unfurnished ) with a garden at a very residence area 500 meters away from beach and new tourist area - weligama
buh replied to the thread wants to rent out your room? on the Sri Lanka forum:
aqsa initially posted:
Hello Guys If you are renting out a room, you might want to check out PlaceMatch Asia. I found it to be very useful in finding good tenants and it was Free. Hope that helps :) Cheers,Aqsa
buh replied most recently with:
Thanks for great info! Carol Sta Monica, CA
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aqsa posted Are you looking for Apartment? on the Sri Lanka forum:
Hello Guys , If you are looking for a Apartment, have you tried PlaceMatch Asia? I found it to be very useful in finding my room and it was Free. All the best! Cheers,Aqsa Rao
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graemeb replied to the thread Job and costs on the Sri Lanka forum:
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 most recently with:
Hi awalgier. I spoke to someone at the UK embassy yesterday and roughly said: find a job, company applies, you apply to UK and then on arrival or after you get upgraded. Thank you
awalgier replied most recently with:
You need first to find an employer who will do the paperwork for you. For me it went smoothly.
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