American bloggers Eliot Peper and Drea Castillo rave about the street food in Sri Lanka’s “foodie paradise” capital Colombo, “which also turned out to be a fashion hub”. Menu toppers included kottu, “a seriously loud dish of chopped up rotti, loads of veggies and usually egg and chicken”.
A Life Less Ordinary, a podcast website, “looks at the journeys of Asia’s extraordinary individuals. For the first season of our show, we went to Sri Lanka, and talked to innovators, creators, thought leaders, adventurers and misfits”.
Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot has jumped to the defence of two young women in Sri Lanka after they Twittermocked for attending a comic convention dressed as the iconic heroine .
The Cuture Trip website is hailing some of the amazing fashion talent to be found in Sri Lanka creating ethically-sourced fabrics, boho prints, brightly coloured batiks, and fun, sun-loving designs.
Being shoeless in Hawaiian led Heather Shuster hot-foot to Sri Lanka—and a Kickstarter campaign to fund unique eco-friendly flip-flops made from our top-quality natural rubber.
Hikkaduwa on Sri Lanka’s west coast is renowned as a party beach, so who better to write about it than a ditzy marketing lady who works for a glitzy fashion portal? Bijal Soni heads the PR department at Namshi.com, the self-proclaimed “Middle East’s number one online fashion retailer”.
A British woman passionate about safeguarding the rights of small-scale gem and gold miners around the world came to Sri Lanka to source precious stones for her first piece of bespoke jewellery—a ring. She says: “This is jewellery that has immeasurable value to not only me, but to everyone who received a fair price in the making of it. Its ethical provenance makes it more precious than the insurance could cover.”
The amazing story of two Sri Lankan sisters who have succeed—possibly beyond their wildest expectations—in the cut-throat world of European fashion is an inspiration. Josie and Jessica Fernando were brought up in Switzerland, but summers spent in Sri Lanka were the starting point of Kinsfolk.