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Ruchira K
Colombo, Sri Lanka48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Victoria Park has become Viharamaha Devi Park while Green Path has been renamed Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha (ACM), yet it has not made much of a difference to the plight of the local artists who display and sell their work on the sides of this much famed road in Colombo Seven - despite some very good pieces of art that are on display. There lives it seems have been, with some pun intended, sidelined!

Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, the most recent addition to Colombo's performing arts scene, majestically stands at one end of Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, which was for a short period of time, named Nelum Pokuna Mawatha, when Mahinda Rajapaksa, then President, opened the theater, naming it after himself, and naming the road (ACM) that runs alongside after the theatre.

This is before it was named back to ACM by his successor and rival, President Maithreepala Sirisena, perhaps illustrating the kind of politics at play in this country - what priorities our politicians pursue even at the highest level of office, and at what expense?
Written 18 April 2024
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Azara T
66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
We had gone here as there was a food festival that was held in this place. The area was pretty spacious so there was room for a lot of food stalls as well as a parking space. The food festival held there was great, there were a lot of items that were there from different cuisines. Overall it was great. It was a bit hard to find the place though.
Written 30 September 2018
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Haritha G
42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
We went to this place after our football practices.Actually it make our body and mind really fresh because this place has lots of trees and look very greenish.And its gives the way to Vihara Mahadevi Park on one side and Art Gallery from other side.So this place is a good place to be chill
Written 16 September 2018
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mrdom
7,787 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
Despite being next to the park, this is a busy road rather than a green path - it separates the park from the national museum. The notable thing is the line of art sellers. The usual throwaway art, although some of the modernist elephant paintings were interesting.
Written 17 January 2018
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zamanwho
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,084 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
Green Path is a nice Street full of natural green in the Colombo city centre. It offers an enchanting walk to the Colombo Town Hall and has a large attractive statue of the Buddha. This leafy green street is also located near the Viharamahadevi Park and the National Museum. Many artists have their temporary stalls with their paintings along the tree lined shady road and most of their canvas paintings are lovely. Therefore, it is not a bad idea to visit the stunning area in the city.
Written 23 November 2017
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hdias
Reigate, UK402 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
This leafy street gives you access to the Vihara Mahadevi Park (Victoria park) on one side and Art Gallery/National Museum on the other. There are exhibitions by local artists on this street from time to time.

The park has been spruced up. It provides a lovely walk to the colonial Colombo Town Hall and has a large impressive statue of the Buddha. The Art Gallery has interesting exhibitions from time to time but the National Museum is a disgrace last time we visited.
Written 17 September 2017
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laaikahaleem l
Fort Walton Beach, FL59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
Green path meaning green leaf and green trees area, here every where we can see beautiful trees it's eye killed attractions, in the colombo city very important places are situated this area. here we can see colonial periods buildings especially colombo museam, it is architectual design miracles and marvelous, dont missed the big park, this situated heart of colombo, well maintaince and management. so you do not missed this beautiful opportunity.
Written 24 June 2017
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C De Silva
Sydney, Australia32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
If you are into buying something that reminds you of your visit to Sri Lanka and in doing so support the local artists then head to 'Greenpath Paintings'.

Artists have pop up stalls with their paintings along the tree lined shady Greenpath road (now known as Anandakumaraswamy Mawatha). You can reach this road using public transport or taxi.

You get to meet the artists themselves. There are the emerging young artists who are struggling to make it and then there's the senior pros; some who are struggling as digital technology has replaced their job in theater/film industry where they used to create the props themselves.

The canvas paintings are beautiful. Walk along and you see the character of each of the artists on the paintings. You get to talk to them and hear their stories. All are fluent in English.

Canvases are removed and rolled so it's easy to carry. Prices range, from about Rs5,000.

Written 6 March 2017
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Gayan P
Colombo, Sri Lanka1,076 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
This is a nice leafy street in the center of Colombo. The Viharamaha Devi Park borders one side of the road and is ideal for a cool stroll even during the hot mid day.

Lots of artists display their paintings on this road. There is also access to the Colombo museum from here and a reasonably good coffee shop called Barista within walking distance off this road.

If you head west on this road to the not so leafy section it crosses Flower road which has quite a few small restaurants. In the opposite direction walking east there is a Sri Lankan restaurant called Sunil's. Up north from this street There is ODEL and Cotton collection - garment stores and shops selling Sri Lankan souvenirs.

This is a good area to get dropped to spend a carefree day strolling around. Eating, drinking and shopping.
Written 1 February 2017
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ibnseena615
Lymington, UK120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Refreshing to have such a beautiful park in the centre of noisy, dirty city of Colombo. My husband walks to work across this park and he and I walk through this park at weekends. Don't walk early morning or at dusk when the mosquitoes are out but at other times it is fine.
The art on the opposite side of the road - Green Park (old name) are done by students at the local art colleges. Some may be expensive, go with a local to barter, otherwise you could be ripped off if you are a tourist. Some art is garish but other paintings are tasteful and the vendors will wrap them up if you are taking them overseas. Vendors are friendly and helpful.
Written 16 January 2017
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