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The maalu paan or fish bun is one of Sri Lanka's most beloved kade foods. We've put together most of Colombo's big maalu paan contenders here for a final showdown.
Colombo Fashion Week is Sri Lanka's biggest fashion gala - it's a great show that draws together some of South Asia's finest designers. This post is a glimpse into the local world of fashion.
Push is the only store in Colombo dedicated to skateboard equipment and streetwear fashion - the shop is pretty neat and has its own little skating ramp.
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 and tourists.
Barista is the biggest coffee shop franchise in Colombo. Though their Laksala branch is just as so-so as the others in terms of food and drinks, it's got a lovely park-like ambience.
Bombay Sweet Park is a small easily accessible shop in Bamba that does very good samosas and milkshakes - they've also got sweets and rice and curry.
The Sri Lanka Magic Circle is a state recognized institute of magicians that has been around since the 1920s. We learnt more about the history of magic in Sri Lanka from magician Ronald de Alwis.
This Women's Day we pay tribute to the awesome Sri Lankan women entrepreneurs behind some of our favourite restaurants and social enterprises.
Jeewa's is a great place at the Good Market to have some proper Sri Lankan wraps, roast paan or roti, for cheap.
Saffron is a popular Iranian stall at Thursday's Good Market in Battaramulla. They serve some great Persian favourites, both sweet and savoury.
Aranyani is a super initiative run by a handful of young animal lovers. They take the time to rescue homeless cats and dogs, take them to vets, have them sterilized, vaccinated and adopted.
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.
Ever wondered where all those baby pictures, Bob Marleys and wise sayings on our Lankan tuk tuks come from? We followed this question all the way to its source, in Maligawatte.
The Colombo Design Market is a great platform that funds and supports some of Colombo's artists. Their February edition also features Pecha Kucha, an international forum for young designers.
CLOSED NOW. The High Que is a really pleasant coffee shop cum restaurant next to the Lionel Wendt. They use Italian ingredients, and they make a tasty burger and a range of steaks.