There’s so much history and mystery in Sri Lanka it’s hard to know where to start—but the Ports Authority Maritime Museum is as good a place as any. Tucked into a corner of the Fort area of Colombo, it’s a stone’s throw north of the much better known Dutch Hospital shopping precinct.
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”.
Sri Lanka is replete with history—and not a little mystery. The keys to unlocking some of that mystery can be found in our museums. And not just the National Museum, one of our capital city’s biggest—and oldest—landmarks, and which, as roarLIFE points out, “should be visited at least once in a lifetime”.
The creative hinterland of Buddhism in Sri Lanka has produced a vibrant heritage of visual arts and culture, with ancient masterpieces vying with modern interpretations for our attention. Renowned Buddhist scholar Dr Daya Hewapathirane recounts “the exceptionally rich heritage of visual arts of Sri Lanka”.
The Sound of Music bids to make Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo an entertainment hub for tourists. The renowned musical masterpiece has just closed after a five-day run at Nelum Pokuna, courtesy of John Keells group, which undertook the mammoth—and somewhat risky—task of importing the show.
The Sound of Music film smashed box office records around the world when it opened in 1965, and the many Broadway productions have also been massively popular. Now, for the first time, one of the most critically-acclaimed musicals in history is to be staged in the Sri Lanka capital Colombo courtesy of Cinnamon Life.