By Lauren Ferrone
Published: Monday, November 20, 2017
From fiery curries to fields of fluorescent green, this island paradise has plenty to offer.
1. Capital charm: Colombo
Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial architecture, centred around the landmark Clock Tower, is showcased in Sri Lanka’s capital. You’ll also find great shopping in the Pettah district; lovely sunset strolls along seaside Galle Face Green; and Singhalese fine art at the National Museum. The imposing Buddhist Gangaramaya Temple is also impressive.
2. Flavour to savour: Cuisine
Spices and coconut are dominant flavours in the island’s cuisine, which features interesting foreign influences from centuries of trade.
There are glorious curries, accompanied by lime pickle and caramelised onion relish, while street snacks include finger-licking roti, spiced chickpeas and shrimp fritters.