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Diwali Sweets In Colombo

Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights. People celebrate with plenty of sweets and home visits.

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Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is the Hindu festival of lights. It celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and so on.


The celebrations usually go on for days, and the festival night typically falls between mid October and mid November. The festival also celebrates Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, so people make note by buying and selling things during this auspicious time, and celebrating with plenty of sweets and home visits.


We've come up with a list of places for you to get your sweets from this Diwali, be it jalebi, barfi or kulfi. Tell us if you know of any good spots too.

New Royal Sweet Mart

Call: 0777 880 352 Visit: No. 176, Hospital Road, Kalubowila

Bombay Sweet House

Call: 011 2 329 558 Visit: No. 7, Dharmapala Mawatha, Kollupitiya

Royal Sweetmeat Mart

Call: 011 2 323 811 Visit: No. 142, Keyzer Street, Pettah



Call: 011 2 361 384 Visit: No. 53/3, Ramakrishna Road,, Wellawatte

Saraswathi Lodge

Call: 011 2 581 913 Visit: No. 191, Galle Road, Wellawatte

Greenlands Hotel

Call: 011 2 585 592 Visit: No. 3A, Shrubbery Gardens, Bambalapitiya

Nandi's Milk Toffee

Call: 0777 636 386 Visit: Thimbirigasaya Road, Havelock Town (home baker)

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