Saturday, December 15, 2012

Colombo Night Races – 2012

After a year Colombo Night Races held in the heart of the city on Saturday, 15th December 2012. The event was rather an exact replica of the event last year plus an annoying Tuk Tuk race. The main event everyone was expecting was the Super Car event which was easily won by Dilantha Malagamuwa in his Lamborghini.

Dilantha on first lap chased by a Porsche

Dilantha Malagamuwa's Lamborghini

The SL-GT Event

Bike Action

Rider with an interesting helmet

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Negombo Fish Market

Negombo Fish market would be a very busy place on a normal day. For capturing people it would be a nice place. We went there on 27th November 2012 and since it was a Holiday it wasn’t much crowded.

An old lady making dry fish (Karawala)

Having an argument

Selling giant shrimp

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Muthurajawela is located near Ja-Ela, about 30km away from Colombo. The area is connected to the Dutch ear Hamilton Canal which is said to be over 100km long. We went on a Photography visit on Saturday, 10th November 2012 and found the Muthurajawela Information Center. The 2 hour boat ride costs only Rs. 350 per person and it’s fully worth it. The earliest boar ride starts at 7.30am and its advisable to go early as possible if you are a bird lover.

Hamilton Canal

Statue of Jesus at the at the entrance of the lagoon


Lihiniya (Whiskered Tern)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Footworks Dancesport Championship – 2012

Footworks Dancesport Championship was held at the Grand Ballroom – Hilton Hotel on 21st October 2012. This year there were many Sri Lankan dance couples in the Novice and Pre-Amateur categories than any other year, however there were only few participants from other countries for Novice and Pre-Amateur Latin events.

A Ballroom dance couple

Latin Dance couple - 1

Latin Dance couple - Preparation

Latin Dance couple - 2

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Vintage photo shoot at DBU

I was having an idea of doing a small scale photo shoot for some time. I didn’t really have an idea of what to do or how to do. One day I saw some really nice pictures of Layani and I asked her whether she is ok for a photo shoot. So it started, we decided on a theme and it was Vintage. Having thought of conducting the photo shoot at either Dutch Hospital or Independent Square I went to visit those two places only to find out that we need permission from Ministry of Defense to do such a thing (Seriously are those places a target for any terrorist organization??)

The Dutch Burgher Union (DBU) of Sri Lanka is an old colonial type building located in Colombo and I happened to go there to get a Lamprais. After a chat and some email conversations they agree to let us conduct the photo shoot at the DBU. For some reason I decided to complicate the simple photo shoot by adding a Vintage car, some makeup artists, and some more photographers.

The photo shoot took place on Saturday, 29th September 2012 and it was a massive success. I never thought it would be this great but it really was :)

Layani – 1

Layani – 2

Layani – 3

The crew (Me, Dinuka, Dasun, Layani, Thilina)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

7 to 7 workshop

Yet again the Photography Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL) has arranged a photo shoot at the Goldi Sands Hotel - Negombo on Sunday, 23rd September 2012. The theme was Style at the beach or better known as 7 to 7 workshop as it started at 7am and finished by 7pm.

Model posing


Fisherman got stunned by the Model

Model posing on a fishing boat

With arms wide open...

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Thalangama Lake

Thalangama Lake is famous among the Photographers who like Birds. Though it was a gloomy day and the lake was not really clean we managed to get some nice photographs; not really birds but what’s happening around the lake.

Hanging On

Horse Riding

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Deanna School of Dancing has organized a concert called Unleashed. It was held on 18th August 2012 at the Bishops College Auditorium.

Though they are specialized on Ballet dancing they have done a really good job on free style. Specially the choreography has been amazing.


Choreographed Ballet

Hip Hop

Born to Party


Another Choreographed sequence

Angels and Daemons

In and around Colombo there are many nice monuments located, the most however is located at the strangest place ever – Borella Cemetery.

Monument 1

Monument 2

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Portraiture and Model shoot

Photography Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL) has organized another Field Visit; this time it’s a Portraiture and Model shoot. It took place at Gampaha Botanical Gardens on 14th July 2012. Prior to going to the Gampaha gardens we went to Pilikuttuwa – which has many caves spread across its 300 forest.

Pic 1

Pic 2

Pic 3

Sunday, July 8, 2012

International Rhythm World Dancesport Championship - 2012

For the 2nd consecutive year the International Rhythm World Dancesport Championship was organized and it was held on 8th July 2012 at the Grand Ballroom of Galadari Hotel - Colombo. The event was not second to the previous year as there were some amazing performances by both Local and International dancers.

A Ballroom dance couple

Latin dancers from India

Girl with a dragon tattoo

A Latin dance couple

A Latin dancer from Malaysia

Reigning Asian Armature champions performing

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

View Point

A model Lamborghini car photographed in several angles. Special thanks to Harshana for providing me this model car :)

View Point - 1

View Point - 2

View Point - 3

View Point - 4

View Point - 5

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Field Trip : Galle

Photography Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL) has organized a Field Visit to Galle and several other locations on the way to Galle. The visit was a day trip on 23rd June 2012. It was a really good learning opportunity specially to learn composition :)

A fishing boat near Panadura

Train that goes to down south

A student modeling

Fish drying at Beruwala

An old well at Galle Fort