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The Borella Underpass

Borella Underpass, Colombo 8

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If you're ever at the Borella junction (Baseline and Cotta Road) you'll see the stairs leading down. These steps lead pedestrians under and across the road and have, over time, became home to a fair amount of shops. Here you can get everything from cell phones to 'fancy gift items'. Actually, that's about it.



If you're ever at the Borella junction (Baseline and Cotta Road) you'll see the stairs leading down. These steps lead pedestrians under and across the road and have, over time, became home to a fair amount of shops. Here you can get everything from cell phones to 'fancy gift items'. Actually, that's about it.

The main items here are plastic hairclips, bags, weird kitschy gifts, holographic portraits of horses. These are commonly called fancy gift items, but their are neither especially fancy nor very good gifts. They are items. Besides these, there are also quite a few cell phone shops, selling both new phones and unlocking phones you bring.

There are also, of course, the ubiquitous lottery ticket sellers at the exits.

We can't say we'd necessarily recommend going out of your way to visit the Borella Underpass, but it is an interesting glimpse of what Colombo subway culture might be.

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Good spot for holographic portraits (mainly of horses and European art).
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If you're ever at the Borella junction (Baseline and Cotta Road) you'll see the stairs leading down. These steps lead pedestrians under and across the road and have, over time, became home to a fair amount of shops. Here you can get everything from cell phones to 'fancy gift items'. Actually, that's about it.

සිංහල බොරැල්ල හංදියේදී ඔබට දකින්න ලැබෙනවා උමගකට පඩි පෙළ හංදියේ පාරවල් පහේම, කොටා පාර, බේස්ලයින් පාර වගේ. මේ කාර්යබහුල යටිබිම්මග විසිතුරු පබළු ආභරණවල සිට ජංගම දුරකථනය දක්වා බොහෝ දේ මිළදීගතහැකි කඩවීදියක්.

தமிழ் நீங்கள் எப்போதாவது பொரளை சந்திக்கு சென்றிருந்தால் (பேஸ்லைன் - கொட்டா வீதி சந்திக்குமிடம்) அங்கே பாதசாரிகள் பாதைகளின் ஒரு பக்கத்திலிருந்து மற்ற பக்கத்திற்கு செல்வதற்கான சுரங்க வழிப்பாதைக்கான படிகளை கண்டிருப்பீர்கள். அந்த சுரங்கவழியில் கைத்தொலைபேசி (செல்போன்) முதல் பரிசுப்பொருட்கள் வரை பலவகையான பொருட்களை விற்கும் பல கடைகள் இருக்கின்றன. அவற்றை பற்றித்தான் சொல்லப்போகிறேன்.

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