Author Archives: Ishara Naotunna

Learning to Surf in Weligama

Learning to Surf in Weligama

I admit there are times when a foreigner can help you get better acquainted with the hot spots in your own country. This is how a day trip of mine with a few colleagues came to life, when the ex-CTO of my place of employment (a very cool British “dude”) introduced us to Weligama aContinue Reading

A Night at the Theatre in Colombo

A Night at the Theatre in Colombo

I’m not the most qualified person to comment on Sri Lankan theatre. Probably because for me, partaking in theatre has been limited to a few school productions. Other than going to see plays that everyone’s talking about in Colombo, I haven’t really graced too many theatres. Recently, however, I was lucky enough to be a part ofContinue Reading

Weekends in Colombo

Weekends in Colombo

If you’ve seen that John Mulaney stand up routine ‘doing nothing’*, you’ll know that a lot of the time it is a sheer joy to do nothing. In Sri Lanka, I’d say that’s what weekends are for. Most people in Sri Lanka, well most people I know in Colombo, complain that there’s nothing much toContinue Reading

Sri Lanka – the more food, the merrier

Sri Lanka – the more food, the merrier

I’ll tell you one thing about Sri Lankans. We love large quantities of food. If we can pay a little and a get lot, THAT’s what we call value for money. Do we not care about quality? Yes yes, we do. But when it comes to food, we love seeing a plate full and weContinue Reading

(S)mothering to the core

(S)mothering to the core

You know what I don’t understand? Overprotective parents. No no, hear me out. Here’s a typical scenario when you are out with your friends (If you are a Sri Lankan girl living with your parents). Phone rings. “hello?” “Putha*, where are you? You need to be home now.” “Ma, it’s only 10.30, we just finishedContinue Reading

Clearing my head in Galle Sri Lanka

Clearing my head in Galle Sri Lanka

Do you know what’s embarrassing? Meeting someone from another country (in my case, a Canadian) who’s been in your country for a short time yet can name more of its cities than you can. Yes,  this, actually happened to me. And it happened when I decided it was time to take a break in Galle.Continue Reading

The daggers before the wedding

The daggers before the wedding

“OMG!!” Exclaimed my newly married friend. “I just realized that all you buggers* will be really old moms”. Thank you, thank you for that. Here I am, suffering from quarter life crisis, panicking over no emergency savings fund and a somewhat ok job, and she reminds me that my current 3-year-old relationship could be somewhatContinue Reading

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