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LEISURE

 

TOP 10 BEST BEACHES IN SRI LANKA

1. Kuchchaveli

2. Nilaveli

3. Sallative Beach, Panichchankerni

4. Thennadi Beach, Mankerni

5. Mirissa

6. Unawatuna

7. Passikudah

8. Arugam Bay

9. Negombo

10. Bentota

 

TOP 10 “MEMBERS” CLUBS OF SRI LANKA

1. Kandy Club, Kandy

2. Hill Club, Nuwara Eliya

3. Eighty Club, Colombo

4. Capri Club, Colombo

5. Orient Club, Colombo

6. Colombo Club, Taj Hotel, Colombo

7. Burgher Recreation Club (BRC), Colombo

8. Colombo Swimming Club, Colombo

9. Nuwara Eliya Golf Club

10. Royal Colombo Golf Club

 

TOP 10 SPORTS CLUBS OF SRI LANKA

1. Colombo Hockey & Football Club (CH&FC)

2. Ceylonese Rugby & Football Club (CR&FC)

3. Bloomfield Cricket & Athletic Club, Colombo

4. Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), Colombo

5. Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC), Colombo

6. Colts Cricket Club, Colombo

7. Colombo Cricket Club (CCC)

8. Kandy Sports Club

9. Moors Sports Club, Colombo

10. Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club, Colombo

 

TOP 10 TEA PLANTERS’ CLUBS OF SRI LANKA

1. Dickoya & Maskeliya Cricket Club, Darawella

2. Dimbula Athletic & Cricket Club, Radella

3. Uva Club

4. Agrapatana Club

5. Talawakale Club

6. Kelani Valley Club, Ratnapura

7. Haldumulla Club

8. Thebuwana Planters’ Club, near Kalutara

9. Bogawantalawa Planters’ Club

10. Passara Gun Club (no longer existent)

 

TOP 10 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES OF SRI LANKA

1. Diving/Snorkelling (Nilaveli, Bar Reef, Great Basses Reef, Kalpitiya, Hikkaduwa)

2. Whale/Dolphin Watching (Kalpitiya, Mirissa, Nilaveli)

3. Kite Surfing (Kalpitiya)

4. White Water Rafting (Kitulgala)

5. Surfing (Arugam Bay, Weligama, Midigama, Hikkaduwa)

6. Elephant Rides/Bathing

7. Fishing/Deep Sea Fishing

8. Hiking/Mountain Climbing

9. Bicycling/Motorcycling

10. Windsurfing/Sailing/Water-skiing/Canoeing

 

TOP 10 PUBS IN SRI LANKA

1. Royal Hotel & Bar, Kandy

2. Galle Face Hotel Pool Bar, Colombo

3. Taphouse, Old Colombo Dutch Hospital, Colombo

4. Cricket Club, Colombo

5. The Bavarian, Galle Face Court, Colombo

6. In on the Green, Galle Face, Colombo

7. Olde Empire Hotel, Kandy

8. Beach Wadiya, Mount Lavinia, Colombo

9. Echelon Pub, Hilton Hotel, Colombo

10. Cheers Pub, Colombo

 

TOP 10 BOOKSHOPS IN SRI LANKA

1. Barefoot (Colombo)

2. Sarasavi (Colombo, Kandy, Galle)

3. Vijitha Yapa (Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Matara, Airport)

4. Lake House (Colombo)

5. Makeen (Colombo)

6. Odel (Colombo)

7. National Museum of Colombo

8. Central Cultural Fund (Colombo)

9. Deen the Bookman (used books at Good Market and Racecourse Market, Colombo)

10. Used Book Sellers (Maradana, Colombo)

 

TOP 10 ENGLISH MAGAZINES IN SRI LANKA

1. Explore Sri Lanka – travel

2. Serendib (inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines)

3. Time Out Sri Lanka – lifestyle and travel

4. Hi Magazine – lifestyle and society

5. Lanka Monthly Digest – business

6. LT: Life Times Sri Lanka – human interest and lifestyle

7. GO: Guys Only – men’s

8. Motor Magazine – motoring

9. ARTRA Magazine – art and design

10. Living Magazine - lifestyle

 

TOP 10 SOCIETIES/CLUB IN SRI LANKA

1. Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (www.royalasiaticsociety.lk)

2. Ceylon Society of Australia, Sri Lanka Chapter

3. Philatelic Society of Sri Lanka

4. Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka (www.wnpssl.org)

5. Royal Enfield Riders Club of Sri Lanka (RERC)

6. Automobile Association of Ceylon (www.aaceylon.lk)

7. Classic Car Club of Sri Lanka (www.classiccars.lk)

8. Vintage Car Owner’s Club Sri Lanka (www.vintagecarownersclub.lk)

9. Sri Lanka Numismatic Society (SLNS)

10. Sri Lanka Natural History Society (www.slnhs.lk)

 

TOP 10 SPORTS IN SRI LANKA

1. Cricket

2. Rugby Union

3. Volleyball

3. Soccer

5. Field Hockey

6. Table-Tennis

7. Badminton

8. Netball

9. Basketball

10. Athletics

 

TOP 10 TRADITIONAL GAMES OF SRI LANKA

1. Carrom (popular board game played by two or four players)

2. Olinda Keliya (board game using red/black Olinda seeds)

3. Chak Gudu (propelling a stick from a hole until it is caught by the opposing players)

4. Pancha Keliya (five seashells, a coconut shell and a chart)

5. Pillow Fights (Kotta Pora) fought by two people sitting on a trestle

6. Tug-of-War (tugging on a long rope by two opposing sides)

7. Porapol Geheema (throwing coconuts until all the opponents’ coconuts are broken)

8. Spoon-and-Lime Races (running with the spoon clasped in the mouth)

9. Kana Mutti Bindima (breaking clay pots filled with water while blindfolded)

10. Elle (similar to Baseball but dating back about 2000 years)

 

TOP 10 CARD GAMES OF SRI LANKA

1. Proter

2. 304

3. Omi

4. 3-Card

5. Juse

6. Ono

7. Bridge

8. Chance

9. Hath Wasi (7-Chances)

10. Poker

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