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High Five: February

Our pick of the most amazing things to do this month

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Our pick of the 5 most amazing things to do in February include: a visit to the Independence Square, Gangaramaya Navam Maha Perahera, watching the sunrise at the eastern beaches, cheer to the papare band and to the movies. 

Visit Independence Square

Visit Independence Square

Right in the heart of Colombo. The great classic monument to freedom, set about with stone lions and majestic stone carvings, is the perfect place to relax. 

Gangaramaya Navam Maha Perahera

Gangaramaya Navam Maha Perahera

Colombo nights flare up with colours and cultural pageantry as the Navam Perahera parades through the city. A hundred elephants, five thoudand participants and an atmosphere crackling with living traditions. A must-watch in Colombo.

Watch the sunrise at the eastern beaches

Watch the sunrise at the eastern beaches

The East Coast is beautiful 4 with its wild beaches, pristine wildlife and historical remnants. Watching the sunrise at the eastern beaches will be a mesmerising experience. 

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Cheer to the papare band

Cheer to the papare band

Cricket matches won’t be cricket matches if you don’t get to cheer to the papare band. This infectious music is what gets you into the mood and swinging, synchronising players and viewers. 

Let’s go to the movies

Let’s go to the movies

Let’s go to the movies. An English thriller? A Hindi romance? Or a local film that throws a window open to the colourful Sri Lankan culture? 

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