One of Sri Lanka's first vending machines, residing at Liberty Plaza.
A fully-stocked wine cellar and alcohol shop
A reliable and hassle-free passport delivery service.
A music school and cafe by day and concert venue by night, Musicmatters is focused on high quality music education.
Mune's Kalu Dodol is one of two places that we know of, that delivers high quality dodol to your doorstep.
One of Colombo 07's top salons/spas.
A weekly, eco-friendly, organic produce market in Batticaloa.
An "app" for hailing tuktuks, ostensibly. It doesn't work.
The Dutch Gallery is an antique store cum jewelry store.
A website that delivers food from some of Colombo's restaurants
A splinter cell of Quickee, Speedee.lk delivers where its competitors fail. From munchies, to ice, to rolling papers and condoms, they'll sort you out from 10AM to 4AM.
Good bean bags. 'nuff said.
Run by a dynamic duo, Api Happi creates handloom bags and beanbags out of the best material they find. They've got funky colours and neat designs.
Run by a mother-daughter duo, Kraftsy specializes in handmade, crocheted slippers and sandals. They also do bags.
Tuwan is a friendly guy that cuts keys on a little alley off Havelock Road.
This online shop has a wide selection of beer, wine and liquor and the lowest prices you can get.
This Facebook group has fast become one of the best places to find or sell quality furniture. Also a place for the exchange of puppies, property, etc.
All For Pets is an immensely useful Sri Lankan website that works as a pet-adoption classifieds, along with a stop for all your pet's needs, from collars to dog food.
PickMe is an app that lets you call cabs (trishaws, nanos, cars). It mostly works and the company is responsive - we think they'll keep improving.
The Kandos Shop is a super cheap, one-stop-for-all candy shop, featuring one of Sri Lanka's oldest chocolate brands. It's an ideal stop for kids and gift shopping.
Have you seen all Colombo has to offer? Suba Gaman encompasses a good bit of everything in Colombo and is an excellent choice for tourist groups.
Jojo's is the queen of costume making in Colombo. Her work has been featured in big stage productions but you can also hire her costumes for pretty affordable prices.
Island Craft is a collaboration between Academy Of Design designers/marketers and craftspeople island-wide. The result is creative and affordable crafts and homewares.
Artworld is an art supplies shop in Dehiwala, with affordable, quality art materials. They've got brand favourites like Faber Castell, Pentel, Camel and Acron.