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Moving to Panadura, Sri Lanka

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: Panadura, Sri Lanka is an attractive destination for expats due to its close proximity to the capital city of Colombo, its beautiful beaches, and its vibrant culture. Expats are also drawn to Panadura for its low cost of living and its friendly locals. Before moving to Panadura, it is important to be aware of the tropical climate, the prevalence of monsoon season, and the need to be mindful of local customs and traditions. Additionally, expats should be prepared to navigate the language barrier, as English is not widely spoken in Panadura.

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What do I need to know before moving to Panadura?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Panadura, they said:

"Before moving to Panadura, expats should be aware that the city is located in the Western Province of the country, and is known for its beaches and fishing industry. Expats should also be aware that the city is relatively small, and the local language is Sinhala. Additionally, the city is known for its hot and humid climate, so expats should be prepared for the weather. Finally, expats should be aware that the city is relatively safe, but it is still important to take necessary precautions," replied a member in Panadura.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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