The Cricketers Arms is what we'd call an affordable fine dining experience with good food, great service and tasteful ambience. A worthy contender to...
Jeorgie's is a new burger place in Nawala - the burgers are huge (and not so healthy), and the fruit smoothies are amaze.
The ultimate Colombo street sweet.
This branch of Flower Drum is now just a tiny take-away joint.
Dolce Italia is a new little bakery cum restaurant run by two Italians. They've got some very nice Italian pastries and breads, and the prices aren't too...
The Bread Company does excellent breads, sausages, pickles and more, and they do the best hot dog in the city and a good breakfast if you want to dine...
Bars Cafe has gotten a facelift, along with a revamped menu. They've definitely got room for improvement, but we were happy to see that they had addressed...
Upali's is a welcome new restaurant near the Nelum Pokuna junction. It does affordable Sri Lankan food in an Indian style location with excellent...
Itsy Bitsy Cupcakes is another home baker and they're big on covering their cupcakes with huge dollops of icing.
The Living Room is a cool place to have a drink in the Galle Fort.
This rather busy bar has good food and drinks, but is quite expensive.
TM Dilshan's bar has a great selection of imported liquors, some creative cocktails and good bar food.
When it comes to value for money, The Station is pretty difficult to beat. They tick all the right boxes with their ambience, service and food.
The Long Bar at Water's Edge has lovely location and pretty good food and drinks
Cannon is a bar in the Galle Dutch Hospital. Great location, OK food and drink.
Summer Garden on Green Path is a popular watering hole among men. It's not much for ambience, but they do some affordable, hearty meat dishes.
The Kingsbury hotel is a massive unmistakable building if you're driving by Galle Face - it's one of the grander ones in the city, with an...
ZaZa Bar at Casa Colombo is one of those bars that doesn't really get much attention. We dropped in to have a few drinks and were quite impressed.
299 is the only shop in the whole of Colombo where everything in stock costs only 299 rupees.
Glitteray is an online jewellery store that sells a select range of silver jewellery.
Aashkii at the Arcade is a chic store with a range of Indian and local designer clothing and quality saris.
Hameedia is one of the leading menswear stores in Sri Lanka. Their prices aren't cheap but they've got a great selection of both apparel, shoes...
The Tommy Hilfiger store at the Arcade has got a decent selection for mostly men - great quality, big prices, and a wide range of plaid shirts.
Splash is an international franchise with an awesome collection of casual and party wear. It's pricey, but they've got a great range of pants, tshirts...
Tropic of Linen is a great place for quality linen and cotton clothing at good prices. They're already popular in Galle.
Art of Living offers voguish designer home ware at affordable prices.
Buddhi Batiks takes the tradition of the batik industry and revamps them to create designer fashion.
This simple clock tower has an emotional attachment for most Sri Lankans. It is also roughly kilometer zero, the distance of all major roads is...
Independence Square is still a great place to relax in Colombo. It's part monument, part park, part walking ground. It's main function seems to...
Kitulgala is Sri Lanka's white water rafting central because of its access to the Kelani river. We stayed at Ceylon Adventures where we rafted, trekked...
All that's left of what we think was a seven story palace is a few high walls in stone and brick. It was built in the late 1100s but is still...
The Maritime Museum in Galle showcases a collection of boat models, maps, artillery and things found from ship-wrecks, some almost a century old.
Probably Sri Lanka's proudest monument. The huge rock is worth a climb for any visitor.
The Moon Bastion (part of the Galle Fort) is the best place to catch the sunset.
The All Saints' Church is a striking feature at the Galle Fort with its gothic columns and roof.
The Meeran Mosque in Galle Fort is beautiful on the inside with stained glass and lovely tiles on the floors.
Yathra (by Jetwing) is a houseboat that docks and sails on the Bentota River.
Galle Heritage Villa is a beautiful place to stay at in the Galle Fort - this massive house of sorts is by the same guys who brought us Jetwing...
Hotel J is a Jetwing budget hotel in Negombo - the rooms are comfy and the theme is pleasant.
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...
Lighthouse is one place that we actually felt bad leaving. The hotel is really connected to its location so you feel quite comfortably wrapped in the...
Theva Residency is a small boutique hotel - and open restaurant - about a fifteen minute drive from Kandy's center. The view here of the empire city...
Cinnamon Red is the newest Colombo hotel, on Green Path. Their rooftop bar is the highest in the city and the view around the city is amazing.
906 is the name of a Taru Villa in Hikkaduwa - they've also got similarly beautiful holiday-getaways in Bentota and Colombo. 906 is a very comfy, private...
HelpAge is a Sri Lankan charity that's very serious about caring for the elderly generation.
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...
The Animal Welfare & Protection Association has got an animal shelter in Dehiwala full of cats and dogs who need homes and help.
Animal SOS Sri Lanka is a registered UK charity that looks after the welfare of street animals. Kim Cooling is its founder.
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...
Salvage Sri Lanka helps the underprivileged - women, people affected by HIV and ex addicts. They help by providing an avenue of making some extra cash and...
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