Saturday, December 17, 2011

Colombo Night Races - 2011

For the first time in Colombo, the official Night Races happened at 17th December 2011. The main event people were waiting for was the Super Car event which Dilantha Malagamuwa was participating, however the most exciting event was the evermore competitive SL-GT event packed with Evos and Subaru cars.

Dilantha Malagamuwa's Porsche 996

Lotus Car


Racing Bikes

Safety Car

Saturday, December 3, 2011

RedBull Air Show

RedBull has organized an Air Show on 3rd December 2011 at Unawatuna. From Colombo it's over 100km away and earlier it used to take over 3 hours to travel down south, but now thanks to the newly opened Southern Expressway we were there within an hour.

Luckily the weather was all good for the Air Show and everything went well.

A beach aircraft

Helicopter doing some aerobatics

The main RedBull air craft on the show

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Melomanic Sessions

The Melomanic Sessions was held at the Warehouse Project on 5th November 2011. It was in support to a patient who is suffering with major health problems.

A singer performing

Performance by CC with a singer

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bolgoda Lake

Bolgoda Lake

Pictures of Bolgoda Lake from the Cabana at Officers Mess, Air Force Base - Ratmalana

Fishing Boat

A Water Kingfisher with its prey

Water Kingfisher

A Common Kingfisher with its prey

White Heron

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Colombo Wall

Colombo Wall, paintings done by school kids which spreads for 1 kilometer sorrounding the Beira Lake. It was opend on 27th September 2011 to mark the tourist week.

Colombo Wall

A painting - Electric Train

More creative paintings

Photographs on display

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Grid

It's a dining place located in SpeedRome for the automobile enthusiasts. They have a crazy menu filled with all Formula 1 star names. Prices are bit too much but it's a convenient place to hang out and watch some games on TV with your friends.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

RedBull X-Fighters - 2011

RedBull X-Fighters Jam happened on 30th July 2011 for the 2nd consecutive year in Sri Lanka. Last year it was a free event and the Galle Face Green was overcrowded, maybe that's why they have charged this time. Since we paid for the so called Grand Stand tickets, I was expecting a better view, but no; the view was worse than anybody else's. We were staring at the shiny sun for most of the time and the show was not exiting as last year either.

RedBull X-Fighters Biker

Biker Performing a Stunt

A RedBull Girl

Friday, July 29, 2011

TNL OnStage 2011 - Finals

The Party in the Park, that's what they called the TNL OnStage Finals this year. In the previous couple of years OnStage happened at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Center (SLECC) but this season the finals took place at "Vihara Mahadevi" Amphitheater on 29th July 2011.

A Soloist Performing

A Guitarist from a Rock Band

Lead Singer from a Rock Band

A Band Performing

Hypnotizing – Stage Background

Playing with Fire

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Dampe Village

Dampe Village is located near the famous Bolgoda Lake. Since its just 20 kilometers away from Colombo we went there for a day outing on 16th July 2011. The view from the hotel for the Bolgoda Lake is good, and it has a very calm environment to chill out.

Real Estate facing Bolgoda Lake


Sunday, July 3, 2011

International Rhythm World Dancesport Championship - 2011

The very 1st Sri Lanka International Rhythm World Dancesport Championship was held on 3rd July 2011 at the Grand Ballroom of Galadari Hotel – Colombo. I first had doubts getting those expensive tickets for the event but at the end it was well worth the money.

The difference between the Amateur and Professional levels compared to the other levels such as Beginner etc… was significant. Especially the Blackpool dancers put up a great show at the grand finals. Unfortunately no Sri Lankans participated in the Amateur and Professional categories but most of the Beginner, Novice and other entry level categories were filled with Sri Lankan dance couples.


Cha Cha – New York

A Latin Dancer

A Latin Dance couple

Ballroom dance


Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Discovered a new place called "Kebab", but not all new discoveries are good! Kebab at Maitland Crescent is definitely one of the worst new restaurants. I was expecting some good food but this was a disaster. The salad was so dry; I felt like eating a paper serviette. And those small food containers made me feel I was traveling on a low budget airline. They got everything wrong! Cutleries were those throw away plastic pieces - who on earth give those for customers who dines at a restaurant. And yeah to make matters even worse I had a look at the soft drink can and it says... "TO BE SERVED FOR MARITIME AND ONBOARD PASSENGERS ONLY"

The worst "Kebab" - *sigh*

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rationalist Day 2011

The "Rationalist Day" concept in Sri Lanka started last year and I was fortunate enough to attend that event. During the past year I got to know the people at Sri Lanka Rationalist Association (SLRA) quite well and I was invited to attend the Rationalist Day this year as well.

The "Rationalist Day 2011" was held at "Namel - Malini Punchi Theatre" like the last year but this time SLRA has decided to have it on 7th June 2011 due to many holidays and celebrations in the month of May.

Despite the really bad weather and the main speaker getting sick and not showing up, the SLRA have asked us (Secular Sri Lanka) to do a longer lecture to cope up. Mr. Hemachandra Wijesooriya, a personal level friend of the great rationalist Bertrand Russell delivered his interesting lecture to the audience. Like the last year’s event there was time for discussion and it was just as interesting as last year.

Link(s): Rationalist Day 2011 - Event Link

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Salvage - Live from the Warehouse

Saying bye bye to the Boring Vesak week; Salvage performed Live from the Warehouse Project - Maradana on Saturday, 21st May 2011 and the music was really good :)


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vesak 2011

In Sri Lanka, Vesak in 2011 was celebrated in a grand scale calling it the "2600th Sambuddhthwa Jayanthi". This magic number 2600 was just a FAKE used for marketing purposes. So what happens in Sri Lanka for Vesak? As for the good side there are loads of street lights, decorations and stuff and as for the bad side... it’s utter boring :(

Despite all that we went around Gangarama in Colombo-2 to see these vesak decorations, and here are some pictures...

Vesak Lanten

Gangarama Seemamalakaya

Boats on Beira Lake

Beira Lake

Boat with crew on Beira Lake

Thursday, May 12, 2011

FocussEX T-Shirts

Check the image below and what do you really see there in the first glance?

It a shop located in Nugegoda, just pass the junction and go towards Kohuwala. You’ll find this shop on the left hand side of the main road.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Galboda Falls

Galboda is located near Hatton; we learnt that the easiest way of reaching Galboda is by Train. We went to the Fort Railway Station at 5.30am on 5th April 2010 to get the tickets. We were initially planning to get 1st Class tickets but later decided to get 2nd Class tickets. The train started at 5.50am as scheduled and we reached Galboda after a 5 hour journey without any delays.

From the Galboda railway station the waterfall is located about one or two kilometers uphill. It took nearly half an hour to walk that distance. And finally we reached our destination; the waterfall.

Galboda Waterfall

A small train at Galboda