Monday, 12 June 2017

A Snapshot of Sri Lanka

In this post, I will be providing images of Sri Lanka, focusing on Colombo, Kandy, Upcountry and some other places in Sri Lanka. I’ll give some text describing each photo or a group of photos. These photos were taken recently in May 2017 when I was in Sri Lanka. I’m trying to capture the diversity and beauty of Sri Lanka giving pictures in both built-up and natural areas that showcase buildings, trees, scenery, bridges, vehicles, houses, rivers, lakes, falls, seas, railways, mountains and rocks. The pictures will be given in the order that they were taken. Let’s begin with images of Colombo.

Here’s a seaside road in Wellawatte at night.
Wellawatte at Night

A view of Galle Road from a taxi heading towards Kollupitiya.
View of Galle Road from a Taxi

Here’s a view of Marine Drive from a taxi heading towards Colombo Fort.
View of Marine Drive from a Taxi

A Colombo road with trees and modern buildings.
A Colombo road with trees and buildings

Views of Marine Drive, Wellawatte with the Sea and Railway.
View of Marine Drive with Sea & Railway

A View of Wellawatte Beach/Marine Drive

We’ll now move on to images taken outside of Colombo. Here’s a bridge near Avissawella overlooking a river.
View of a river taken from a bridge

A view of the Castlereigh Reservoir.
Beautiful Scenery of the Castlereigh Reservoir

Mountains, Trees, Grasslands and Waterfalls.
Sri Lankan Waterfall

A view of Mountains and Tea Plantations

A waterfall surrounded by greenery

A mountain in Nuwara Eliya.
A mountain in Nuwara Eliya

A Sri Lankan shaped Pond in Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Nuwara Eliya.
A Sri Lankan shaped pond in Hakgala Botanical Gardens

Inside Hakgala Botanical Gardens.
Inside Hakgala Botanical Gardens

A view of the Kandy Lake taken from a boat.
A view of Kandy Lake from a boat

Hillside houses in Kandy.
Hillside houses in Kandy

A view of the Kandy Lake and its surroundings.
A view of Kandy Lake and its surroundings

Mahaweli River in Kandy.
Mahaweli River in Kandy

A road by a bridge in Kandy.
A road by a bridge in Kandy

Views from the Hotel Topaz in Kandy.


Palm Trees seen on the Kandy to Colombo train ride.

A Rock also seen on the Kandy to Colombo train ride.

We’ll now be returning to Colombo. Here are some of the many apartment buildings in Wellawatte.

A view of skyscrapers in Colombo Fort taken near Galle Face.

Buildings by the Beira Lake.

A view of a street in Colombo Fort.

Galle Face Green with the Sri Lankan Flag flying.

Crescat Boulevard (A shopping complex).

I hope you enjoyed these pictures of Sri Lanka. Feel free to give your thoughts on my selection or if you have any questions about any of the places I selected.  


  1. Colombo on foot would have been interesting too. Also next time Try the Ebert Silva Colombo tour. It takes you around the 'Colombo' you have not seen! I like the one with the world Trade Centre and the Cargills bldg. And the lush greenery of the hills. Your journey has only just begun.

    1. Thanks Aunty Angie. The Ebert Silva Colombo tour sounds interesting.

  2. Great pictures Asela. I love how lush the countryside looks (and I especially love the waterfalls) and there certainly are some imposing buildings in the cities.

  3. Great photos Asela. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Brilliant photos Asela. Looks like you ve inherited your Mum's talents. ...your Mum mentored me at school in Sri Lanka 😊

    1. Thanks very much Aunty Rumala. Yes, my Mum said she knows you. Glad you liked the pictures.

  5. Excellent coverage. I specially like the contrasting picture of the British built Cargills building (in brick-red: a steert in Colombo Fort) still holding its own among the skyscrapers. Cargills was the only SUPERMARKET of old.

    I wish you could have covered Jaffna.

    Tassie Seneviratne.

    1. Thanks Uncle Tassie. I'm glad you liked my pictures. Unfortunately, I couldn't go to Jaffna this time.

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    1. Thanks Uncle Nishan. Glad you liked it.

  7. Thanks - a nice selection...look forward to more from your future visits to other places in Srilanka:)

    1. Thanks for your comment. Glad you liked it.