One of my favorite stops during my hectic two-week trip to Sri Lanka has been the colorful, extravagant, loud Pettah, possibly the district in Colombo that seems to be the most redolent of their colonial past than all of the others.
In Sri Lanka, I met other friends and the occasion of our trip was the wedding of our mutual friend Raashid. Apart from attending the ceremony, we also explored as much as we could of his beautiful, green country, understanding once and for all, the reason Arab traders had chosen the moniker of Serendipity for what’s known also as “the teardrop of India”.
Sadly only an afternoon was devoted to a stroll along absorbing Pettah market, where you can find anything from sarees to spices to veggies, but thanks to our friend Halik who volunteered to show us around, we did immerse in the not-so-remote past of the island and its painful memories.
Here is a small collection of pictures I took in Pettah, as usual in the hope you will be inspired enough to visit Sri Lanka yourself.