Three Months In Sri Lanka – Week 8


It is hot and humid in Colombo but frangipani is in bloom. The crabs I got from the fabulous wholesale market yesterday was cooked for Sunday lunch and the red mullet will be baked for supper. Earlier in the week I attended anĀ almsgiving and a street art festival and went to my first ever wine…

Street Art and Biriyani


Kala Pola, a street art market, is held on Green Path in Colombo every Sunday. The street is packed with stalls selling works of unknown or little known Sri Lankan artists. Some are remarkably good. Paintings cost between Rs.4000 and Rs.30,000. There is a little stall at the Kala Pola where two women make Kavum…