Rainco has a big shop in Dehiwala selling everything from (expensive) patio furniture and awnings to affordable camping equipment and umbrellas.
Secrets offers an array of vibrant bras and panties. Well not just undies, they have a very naughty collection of sexy lingerie, costumes and night dresses as well.
Yum Yum does a huge range of imported nuts and candies. Everything from dried kiwis to marshmallows to almonds to nachos.
The Nelum Pokuna Art Street is Colombo's only or at least oldest 'street art' space: a long pavement stretch of paintings by local artists, opposite Viharamahadevi Park, frequented by art enthusiasts…
If MIA went shopping in Sri Lanka, we think Central Road in Batticaloa would be her spot. They have a raucous riot of colorful clothing for sale up and down the street.
The Gallery Cafe is a Colombo institution. While the cafe/restaurant portion of the dual use space gets more attention (chocolate nemesis is its own art form) the gallery portion, which occupies the…
Gandhara is more a high-end decor empire than a shop. Along with its off shoots and affiliates the store occupies an entire swathe of Stratfrod Avenue. Inside the many-floored, several-roomed…
Cotton Collection has got a really fun, colourful selection of good quality clothes. It's more youthful stuff though, and the variety is enjoyable if you're into colour and patterns. It's one of those places where…
Jagro's branch in Nuwara Eliya has the freshest strawberries.
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.
Its a bit of a lucky a dip but sift through the dusty collections for long enough ask the enthusiastic vendors enough questions and after 30 mins scouring you're sure to find something you like.
A new little salon in Bambalapitiya
Shirohana is an upscale outlet which has probably the most branches around Colombo. The Shirohana Romantica covers Havelock Town and the Colombo 5 area pretty good. Besides that your closest bet is Blooms…
A bookshop on Galle Road.
The Nail Anatomy's massage service.
Shirohana is a popular chain of flower shops that's been around since 1983 - it's one of our favourite flower shops in the city though they're pretty expensive.
In the most unlikely place- a row of shabby kades on the turn off just before the Rowing Club, is the most magical little shop. Hewage’s Jewellers is the sort of shop…
A lingerie and adult accessory shop on Thurstan Road.
M.D.Gunasena takes a novel approach at the conventional bookshop, with gorgeous interior decor, and a chill atmosphere which is perfect for passing the time, and of course reading.
Honey Pot's Rajagiriya outlet is a quiet little retreat that offers the same range of wax treatments as their sister location at Park Road.
Hana Mart, while small, sells a good selection of fun Korean food. Shrimp crackers, ramen, kimchi, biscuits and so on.
The ideal place for all your healthy snacks and other goodies. The best part, it's affordable!
A studio gallery in Kotte displaying art by artist Mahen Chanmugam.