Jobs & Internships in Sri Lanka

Interested in working in Sri Lanka? We are writing a guide to gaining employment in Sri Lanka which will include jobs, recommended recruiters who hire foreign staff and also information about work permits and eligibility. 


Jobs & Work Experience Placements in Sri Lanka

A Guide to Working in Sri Lanka for Foreigners

Work in Sri Lanka

We are getting more and more enquiries from foreigners and expats seeking paid employment in Sri Lanka, this is a developing country and finding fixed contracts can be tough. There are opportunities though for students, graduates and people seeking a new career in the country. 


Popular Industries to Work in Sri Lanka

  • Administrative
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • IT
  • Language/Multilingual
  • Management
  • Marketing/PR
  • Non-Profit
  • Sales
  • Teaching
  • Tourism/Travel


Internships in Sri Lanka

Most companies which recruit international interns are located in the largest towns and cities in Sri Lanka like:

  • Colombo
  • Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
  • Moratuwa
  • Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
  • Negombo
  • Kandy
  • Kalmunai
  • Vavuniya
  • Galle
  • Trincomalee
  • Batticaloa
  • Jaffna
  • Katunayake
  • Dambulla
  • Kolonnawa
  • Anuradhapura
  • Ratnapura



You can find placements with companies like:

  • Conservation
  • Law & human rights
  • Marketing & PR
  • Media & journalism
  • NGO 
  • Tourism


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