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.
BeanBag.lk makes beanbags that are generally more affordable than at your average store, in a range of shapes. They also do custom orders.
Happy Socks is a Swedish company that ships colorful dotty socks to more than 70 countries - including Sri Lanka.
Malee Book Centre is an underrated haven of Disney themed party equipment and stationery.
Majestic City is one of Colombo's oldest malls - where you get everything from shoes to electronics. Here's a breakdown of where to find what at MC.
Sahan Agro is one of the handful of places in Colombo where you can get organic vegetables and fruits, and other natural products like bee's honey.
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 and accessories with some elegant designs to boot.
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 and denims.