Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Galle

Shoba Display Gallery

Beautiful lacework made right here. The shop teaches local women dying crafts and ensures them a fair price for their work. Even if you’re not buying, pop in to witness the process of making lace. Ask about the exce…
Antiques in Galle

Olanda Antiques

A vast Aladdin’s cave of antique furniture and clocks that stopped ticking in 1929 are among the treasures you’ll find in this Dutch colonial house. There’s also an attached cafe.
Grocery Store in Polonnaruwa


This store is the place to buy snacks and picnic items for a shady spread at some far corner of the archaeological site.
Arts & Crafts in Galle


Stylish takes on local clothing, jewellery, high-quality house decorations, crafts and gifts are the hallmarks of the Galle outlet of this excellent chain of shops. The book section has an excellent selection of Sri…
Supermarket in Galle

Cargills Food City

A convenient stop for useful items like plug converters or bug spray.
Arts & Crafts in Sigiriya

Sigiriya Crafts Complex

Artisans and craftspeople, including wood carvers and sculptors, are based at this government-run crafts village about midway between Inamaluwa and Sigiriya.
Coffee in Jaffna

Anna Coffee

Sri Lankan coffee (Rs 750 per kg) and tea (from Rs 380 per kg) from a venerable old shop in the market district.
Wine in Jaffna

Rosarian Convent

The convent makes Rosetto ‘wine’ (Rs 300 per bottle). Sweet and laced with cinnamon and cloves, it tastes like German gluhwein. There’s also startlingly coloured grape ‘juice’ and ‘nelli crush’ (Rs 180), both nonalc…
Clothing in Jaffna

Ms Ruby Sorupan

A kindly and competent seamstress, Ms Ruby Sorupan will whip you up a salwar kurta (dress-like tunic and trouser outfit) or choli (sari blouse) for about Rs 200 or so. Only Mr Sorupan speaks English, so try to visit…