Travellanka October 2017

35 Colombo | performance of light-footed dancing and many other endearing tricks. Diyawanna Water Park 10 The Diyawanna Oya with its lush green landscapes is an ideal spot to hang out and relax. The wonderful breeze across the waters will keep you seated on the banks for hours. With ample walking and jogging area it also caters to the hungry, with food court and sitting decks at your convenience. The Culture Line The following places have an interesting range of programmes of cultural interest, specially in theatre and exhibitions. Alliance Française de Kotte in Colombo – 11, Keppetipola Mawatha, Colombo 05. T: 011- 2055255, 0117906340 W: / Alliance Française de Kandy – 642, Peradeniya Rd, Kandy. T: 0812224432 American Center – Galle Road, Colombo 03. T: 011 2 498100 British Council – 49, Alfred House Gardens, Colombo 03. T: 2581171-2, 4521500, Kandy Branch 88/3, Kotugodella Veediya, Kandy. T: 081 2222410 W: German Cultural Centre – GOETHE – INSTITUTE, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 07. T: 2694562 Indian Cultural Centre – 16/2, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 07. T: 2684698 Russian Cultural Centre – No. 10, Independence Avenue, Colombo 07. T: 2685429 Sasakawa Memorial Hall – No 4, 22nd Lane, Colombo 03. T: 011-2435784 Golf Clubs Sri Lanka has three golf courses, each located in three different areas, climatically and geographically offering varying playing conditions. Royal Colombo Golf Club The over 100 year old 18 hole Royal Colombo Golf Club is situated within 20minutes drive from the city centre. Stretching over 6000 yards, with well placed sand traps and water hazards golfing is apleasureatthiscoursesurroundedbygreenfoliageandflowering trees. A well-appointed club house built in the colonial style, open and airy is ideal for relaxing after a game. The food is excellent. T: 2695431 Nuwara Eliya Golf Club Lies in the heart of the hilly tea country which offers a salubrious excellence in portraiture, figure drawing and scenesdrawnfrom lifetoarresttheattention of the visitors. The display is only on Saturdays & Sundays. Arcade Independence Square 6 This is third super - complex to pop up in Colombo after Dutch Hospital and Racecourse. It is a beautiful central space with a food court, and shopping cushioned on a beautiful green expanse. Gold Centre Newly opened Gold Centre is the only complex in Sri Lanka where shoppers can choose from a range of top jewellery stores in the country and world renowned jewellery brands. The Craft village 7 The Craft Village in Battaramulla, is a goods market for buyers and sellers to meet and purchasetraditionalhandicrafts.Atraditional sweet stall is also open to get your taste buds indulging while you visit the Village. Diyatha Uyana 8 Located off Parliament road in Colombo. A, nature and animal lover an avid gardener a connoisseur, organic trade and cool environment. Boat ride in the lake and walk or jog in the the walking path give a relief to your health. Kelaniya Raja Maha vihara 9 The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, (a very important Buddhist temple in the North East of the city, and one of the three places in Sri Lanka where Lord Buddha visited, has very fascinating wall and ceiling paintings by famous artist SoliusMendis. Its site dates to the very early days of the Sinhalese Buddhist civilization in Sri Lanka. Zoological Gardens South of the city, at Dehiwela is the National Zoological Gardens, which is one of the largestzoologicalgardens inSouthEastAsia, which has a very large collection of animals, birds and reptile species from theworld over. Every evening the elephants at the Zoo give a very entertaining