Cannon is a bar in the Galle Dutch Hospital. Great location, OK food and drink.
Anzu's restaurant on Marine Drive (Colpetty) is a new and authentic Chinese eating house. While it may not suit everyone, it's a good option for those looking to experience Chinese home cooking.
Mamas Guest House is a decent place to stop by for rice and curry and other meals in the Galle Fort. It's cosy and you can meet Mama herself.
Cafe Hula Hula near the ramparts of Galle Fort serves good kottu, tasty seafood, and - yay! - we found great eclairs here.
Peking Palace in Nawala serves up some decent Sri Lankanized Chinese cuisine at an accessible location.
Dairy King is a good place to stop by for ice cream - and fat chocolatey brownies - if you're in Galle Fort.
The Hammock Cafe in the Galle Dutch Hospital has a great location and cool seating, but the food is pretty expensive and mediocre.
China Town is a little restaurant on Marine Drive that serves big sloppy portions of spicy Sri Lankan-Chinese and even some Indian.
The Negombo Fish Market is a fresh fish market, literally, on the beach shore. The endless rows of dried fish against the Negombo sky makes a startling sight.
Ambrosia does baked goodies, but they're not a home baker. They're a company, but the stuff we had was made by a very skilled hand and given the special attention that only home bakers are known to…
The Sweeter Side is another home baker - the prices are fine, the cakes are a bit bread-texture, we like the fudge brownies.
Shay int. has got a collection of chic wearable clothes by local designer Shayani Alwis.
Prego is an Italian restaurant in Negombo. Although the prices are high, the food is quite authentic and the ambience is chilled out.
Frozen is a 'gourmet' ice cream place at Urban Kitchen. The prices are fine and they've got some interesting options on their menu.
If you don't already know, Hambantota is on the news and it isn't good news that's coming from over there.
The Rani Violet Elders Home - located in Moratuwa - is home to 5 elderly uncles and 21 elderly aunties. The Home, run by the Colombo Gospel Tabernacle, has a beautiful location by the ocean.
If you like stumbling upon places with a lot of history, then you might like a boat ride here. It's an interesting space with its ruins, its little church aisle and its twisty trees, and makes for a…
Bilal Hotel is a little kade on Bamba's Galle Road that serves kottu, fried rice, biriyani and the likes. The prices are low and the kottu is super cheesey.
Ruuk Village is a cabana resort in Kalpitiya - it's a very outdoorsy holiday place ideal for people who like camping and spending time with nature. It's by the Puttalam lagoon, a Rs. 150 tuk ride…
Animal SOS Sri Lanka is a registered UK charity that looks after the welfare of street animals. Kim Cooling is its founder.
The grandly named New Star Hotel is a little street kade on the Galle Road of Dehiwala that serves up a mean iced milo, biriyani and kottu. It's a good stop for a cheap, tasty lunch, if you don't…
SocialService.lk is a charity founded a year ago and run by Shihan Haniff. He puts together several different outreach programs every week, gets a bunch of fun people to volunteer and then…
Kandy City Centre is Kandy's only big commercial mall. The mall looks pretty neat on the inside, looks better than Colombo's Majestic City or Crescat anyway, and it's got a lot of branded stores.