SHOPPING

From tiny street vendors selling juicy fruit, to batik sellers adorning their rainbow colours on the beach, to precious gems and latest designer wear, there is abundant choice for shopping in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan shopping provides many options with fantastic bargains and discounts. Experience classy groomed malls that boast a multitude of designer items and a touch of traditional influence; ODELCotton Collection, Crescat Boulevard, indulge in such high quality products. House of Fashion and Cool Planet are mega garment stores with great value for money and choice. If you are bitten by the impulse buying bug Liberty Plaza and Majestic City is your catch. Dwell in the colourful authenticity of Sri Lankan handloom at Barefoot and Selyn. Looking for handicrafts, batik, sculptures and souvenirs to take home? Try your luck at Paradise road, Ghandara and Lakpahana.

If bargaining is your strong point visit the open market streets of Pettah and discover the magical chaos of street vendors, vivid colours and market madness. On a long drive out you may find attractive colourful drinks( Saruwath) on display, thirst quenching King coconuts or succulent fruits of the season.  Enrich you shopping experience by trying the simple pleasures of the island.

If glamour and glitter sets you weak, frost yourself with the glittering gems of Sri Lanka. Rubies, sapphires, moonstones, topazes and many more dazzling beauties wait to be adorned.