#WeAreFromHere

Slave Island-based artist Firi Rahman and Vicky Shahjahan's started a visual project portraying the people that make up the unique neighbourhood that Slave Island is. Their wall murals feature people from the community: sportspeople, street vendors, mechanics, musicians, actors and artists. Firi shares: “Slave Island is often perceived as an area filled with criminals, drug dealers and danger. It is also a place that is fast changing and disappearing, being swallowed up by the rapidly “modernising” Colombo. #WeAreFromHere showcases the people who make Slave Island. Fascinating, unique and diverse place.

 

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Tintagel
Classy boutique hotel with royal patronage
65 Rosemead Place, Colombo 07
high
Hotel Nippon
Lovingly restored heritage hotel
123 Kumaran Ratnam Rd, Colombo 02
medium
Cinnamon Red
Cool hotel with 360 ̊ swimming pool & rooftop bar
59, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07
medium
Fairway Colombo
Hip hotel in historic heart
7 Hospital Street, Colombo 01
medium
City Rest Fort
Nice clean place with great ice-cream
46 Hospital Street, Colombo 01
low
Grand Oriental Hotel
Old fashioned hotel with vintage bar
2 York Street, Colombo 01
medium
Hostel at Galle Face
Friendly hostel in prime location
41 Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 03
low
Tuk Tuk Hostels
Budget accommodation in classy neighbourhood
391/3B, Thimbirigasaya Road, Colombo 07
low
Galle Face Hotel
The city’s most prestigious hotel
2 Galle Road, Colombo 03
high
Black Cat
Homey bed & breakfast in colonial villa
No. 11 Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07
low
Bunkyard
Eco-friendly hostel and café
20A Guilford Crescent, Colombo 07
low

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