“Built in the late 1970s, shortly after Sri Lanka’s abandonment of its experiment with Socialism, the Colpetty Market seemed to epitomise the access that the new open economy was according its citizens. The market quickly gained a reputation as the place to go for the best goodies from all over the world. It’s a reputation that has now largely faded, but for the explorer, the market still offers some surprises…”
Shot on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of SriLankan Airlines. My story on the Colpetty Market, Prevailing Against All Odds, aran in the July 2016 issue.