Once you’ve made the move to Colombo and have got your residential visa, getting a local bank set up so that you have easy access to cash when you need it is super helpful. There are many banks to choose from. Some that we at T&T recommend are: Commercial Bank, hsbc.lk and Sampath Bank. There are several locations throughout the Colombo areas. Cash is still king here although that is happily changing, albeit slowly. We would always advise that you have some cash on you, just in case.