Tag Archives: Colombo

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

Loooooooooong Weekends  in Sri Lanka

Loooooooooong Weekends in Sri Lanka

Once I get hold of the new calendar, going through it with a fine tooth comb is a very important step in the long weekend planning process. With a full moon Poya day public holiday every month, and additional holidays for the numerous festivals that our multi-cultural nation celebrates, finding a long weekend in SriContinue 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

Kala Pola – a celebration of art

Kala Pola – a celebration of art

Sundays are usually when most people do their grocery shopping for the week in Sri Lanka, and often you’ll find them at roadside markets. The best deals, especially for vegetables and other perishable items, are generally available towards the end of day at these markets, when the merchants are packing up and don’t want toContinue Reading

Sri Lanka – Ishara Naotunna

Sri Lanka – Ishara Naotunna

Ishara Naotunna (or Ishi) is eccentric, talkative and a slow thinker. Her best comebacks arrive 5 minutes after the conversation has ended. I was born in…Colombo, Sri Lanka….I have spent most of your life in….Colombo, and now I live in.…Colombo. My favourite film from my country is….this Sinhalese movie called “machan”, quite controversial but hilarious. My favourite books /Continue Reading

Seeking solitude in a crowded city

Seeking solitude in a crowded city

As the sun sets, signaling the end of another day, the scenery that surrounds me is one of the hardest to describe. Galle Face Green* in Colombo is where the hustle and bustle of city life meets the vast Indian Ocean. The result is an enforced serenity that no-one can resist. No matter how fastContinue Reading

Sri Lanka – Thilina Weerasekera

Sri Lanka – Thilina Weerasekera

Thilina Weerasekera is a chemical engineer, a die-hard fan of Sri Lankan cricket, and a classic car enthusiast. He also loves travelling around the world as it gives him the opportunity to observe and experience different cultures and how they interact with each other in this world that we share. I was born in….Sri Lanka, whereContinue Reading

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