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This architectural marvel of Nugegoda (second only to the flyover) is the huge, shall we say, statue of a Lamborghini in a parking lot near Gamsaba Junction.
On Monday the 18th of February, Dr. Geoff Gregson will be speaking on "Commercializing and Protecting your ideas and Intellectual Property: Focusing on the Mobile Application Industry". At Bayleaf, from 5 - 7 PM. Tickets cost Rs. 500 and you can register at <a href='http://mobilemonday.lk/?page_id=167'>mobilemonday.lk</a>.
Engineer Rohan Seneviratne is giving a lecture on February the 12th covering "Current and Future Urban Regeneration Programs for the Metro Colombo Region".
Foot Comfot is Colombo's most visible massage parlour, with branches all around town. The High Level Foot Comfot does a functional massage, albeit in a dark and slightly dodgy environment.
Cafe On The 5th has been a local favourite for years, serving tasty food in a comfortable al fresco style atmosphere. Their quality has taken a nose-dive recently, though.
Artists Muhanned Cader, Mariah Lookman, Elizabeth Porter and Alex Stewart are holding an exhibition at Barefoot Gallery from Thursday February 14th to March 10th.
Nobody's Perfect is a play by Simon Williams which will be performed at the Lionel Wendt from the 8th to the 10th of February. The plot revolves around a man dressing as a woman to get published by a female-only publisher, and the hijinks that ensue.
This little buth kade on Sri Saranankkara Road in Dehiwala is a hidden gem. It doesn't really have a signboard and seats only a cramped eight people, but the family running it serves up consistently tasty rice and curry.
Uyana is a little shop of Lauries Road which is somewhat randomly open. You can't buy any of the cool stuff (CDs, pipes, fake Rolex watches) but they do sell a good selection of rolling papers and lighters.
ikman.lk has what matters for classifieds - scale. You can actually find anything there, from puppies to property.
When Gonuts with Donuts started off they were all the craze. Now many years down the line, the hype has died down, their prices have gone up, but they're still pretty decent.
The Sampath Bank Super Branch on Dharmapala Mawatha is a bank open at useful hours. It's open from 7 AM to 10 PM, 365 days a year.
February 4th marks Sri Lanka's Independence Day. The President has been holding military parades along the Galle Face Green in past years but they're often hard to just saunter up and see. If you want to get to the site of the original independence handover, that would be Independence Square<.
The first Sunday of every month the Ceylon Rugby And Football Club hosts Sunday Jazz. Bands play something vaguely like jazz and families and young people alike flock the CR&FC grounds.
The De Lanerolle Brothers are performing a charity concert along with cricket Kumar Sangakkara, though the latter is not going to sign.
One Billion Rising is global campaign to take action for the one billion women who will be assaulted or raped in their lifetimes.
Barefoot Cafe is the best place to hang out in Colombo. It's a chilled place to meet or make friends, see art, hear music, eat good food and drink affordable beer.