MUMBA: This month on CNN, CNN Go shakes it up in the island nation of Sri Lanka.
In the capital city of Colombo, Chef Dharshan Munidasa gives CNNGo a taste of the world renowned Sri Lankan seafood. It starts with a visit tohis favorite place to get the freshest catch of the day, the Negombo fish market, and ends with a scrumptious meal at his restaurant- Ministry of Crab.
Next Dilshan Michaels and Ishara, renowned media personalities, introduce the newer side of the city. They show The Colombo Racecourse that was built in the 1800s but is now renovated into an international rugby pitchand then the Sky Lounge of the Kingsbury Hotel,to view the classic Sri Lankan sunset.
The founder of YAMU and the friendly city guide, Indi Samarajiva, shows his favorite spots and the architectural gems in the older parts of the city. The tour included Colombo's old town hall, a tranquil cafe that also sells handmade goods and the famous Slave Island that offers plenty of cheap food and drinks.
From Colombo, CNNGo heads to the South to meet spa consultant Rosamond Freeman-Attwoodfor a tour around Galle. It begins with a tranquil morning tea at the Wijaya Beach side restaurant and then to Galle Fort, a UNESCO heritage site and its popular shopping arena. It gets more adventurous when Thana Sritharanand Dee de Silva takes CNNGo on a whale watching tour to catch a breath takingglimpse of the blue whale.
Finally, CNNGo visits the Ceylon cafe, known to serve the best seafood in the country. The trip wraps up in mesmerizing tranquility of the tea country at thehills of the Ceylon Tea Trails with Dilmah tea founder Merrill J. Fernando and his son, Malik.
CNNGo featuring Sri Lanka premiers on CNN International on Wednesday, March 12 at3.00 pm with a repeat telecast on and March 12 at 11.00 pm; Saturday, March 15at 10.00 am; Sunday, March 16at 06.00 pm and April 5 at 06.00 pm and April 6 at 10.00 am.