Colombo has a few party supply stores, but most of the products are not of especially high quality. Party Station is a new shop in the new Liberty Arcade which has glow sticks, balloons,…
The old Alerics is finally back with a new location in (the also new) Liberty Arcade. It's a bit artificial, but good for a hot day's treat.
There are several small scale fish markets scattered across Jaffna, and the one in Pannai is always a hub of activity.
The Racecourse 2 is a wonderful physical addition to the space but, like Racecourse 1, the shops are somewhat underwhelming
This not-so-little bakery is Ragama’s answer to Dinemore, McDonalds, Roots and KFC.
The Om Space is a yoga studio located off Havelock Road, near the Royal Institute.
Cafe Shaze is another one of Colombo's many cafe-restaurant-lounges. They serve the usual Western dishes, mocktails and coffees - the food is alright and it's pretty much on par with other cafes.
As far as beach bars go, Shore By O! is by far the most popular. Not all their drinks are excellent, but they do the best beer cocktails around and their bites aren’t too shabby either.
Kami Maki is a Japanese fusion restaurant in Bamabalapitiya. While it's not the most authentic Japanese in town, they do offer some interesting fusion dishes.
Viharamahadevi Park, known earlier as Victoria Park, is Colombo's only central park. It's been done-up for quite a while now and it looks great, especially in the evenings.
Glory Swimwear has some pretty amazing mannequins. They honestly look like they belong in another sort of store. Besides that they have all of the swimming-related stuff you could want, at high…
The Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre is beautiful on the outside but a bit cheap on the inside. Still worth a visit.
Spice Coast is well-known restaurant down Marine drive for their spread of Indian food.
CHARLES & KEITH is a Singaporean fashion franchise focusing mainly on women's footwear and bags. They have over 300 outlets across the world, one of which resides along the Galle Road in Colpetty.
The new House Of Fashions is kind of amazing, though the goods (mainly clothing) they sell remains generally mediocre.
Long Feng has good service, but the food just doesn't push it far enough. It's fairly average Chinese, and within this hotel it should be more.
If you need a liquor store with parking, the Labels in Liberty Plaza isn't a bad one. They have one of the cities larger wine selections and a good amount of champagne.
It's not cheap or fashionable but Domino's is good for an occasional guilty pizza.
Sri Lanka's first commercial 3D print-shop has started up. This young company will print almost any design from, say, Thingiverse, customize it, or help you design something of your own.
The Weerawila Lake is located along the A2, the Galle Road, but well past Galle and Hambantota, as the road begins to head up to the hills. It's notable because the road cuts right through the…
I was pleasantly surprised to find all sorts of trinkets here - think ‘The Lover’s’ more subdued and sensible cousin. It’s a small store but everything’s well organized and the place…
Yue Chuan is a fine dining Chinese restaurant located at the Kingsbury hotel. The food is good, but not excellent.
The Central Cultural Fund’s website is down and tickets to Sigirya, Polonaruwa and Anuradhapura must be purchased from one of their offices. Their head office is located at Bauddhaloka Mawatha but I…
Gecko is a restaurant/hotel located on the highly popular main strip of Arugam Bay. They have a great seafront location with chilled out seating and good food, but the service is terrible.