The Old Dutch Hospital building in the Sri Lanka capital Colombo, now beautifully restored as a shopping and restaurant precinct, is spotlighted on the Well Known Places travel blog.
London restaurateur Yohini Nandakumar, whose parents are from Sri Lanka, loves the amazing variety of food to be found in our capital city Colombo, now a thriving tourist hub. The Evening Standard reports that the UK-born co-founder of Lewisham’s Sparrow restaurant grew up visiting Colombo.
With the Sri Lanka government wooing tourists from the Gulf and Middle East, now is a good time to introduce one of the region’s favourite delicacies—hummus. Which is why a Lebanese former worker for the Danish Refugee Council opened what is now the hugely popular Hummus Bar in Weligama, a south-coast magnet for surfers and tropical beach lovers.
We’ve written before about how much the British love curry, and now CNN Traveller has their list of the best 15 curry restaurants in Britain’s capital city. Which happily includes “the best Sri Lankan cuisine this side of Colombo” found at Apollo Banana Leaf in South London.
Unawatuna is more than a top Sri Lanka west-coast party beach. As Wanderers and Warriors website points out, “there’s much more than just tanning and cocktails to be found in this sun kissed south Sri Lankan town…”