Half Day



We’ve crafted an active, immersive art-based experience around the livelihood of a local artisan named Janaka. His work is an act of cultural preservation as much as it is an artform, for it involves the ancient medium of ‘Kolam’ masks native to the coastal town of Ambalangoda. Wood sourced from the Kaduru — a tree found growing along the banks of river marshes — is transformed into masks, which are used extensively in the spiritual ceremonies, traditional plays, and religious rituals of the island. The intricate element of mask painting is important to the process. And this is what you get to experience! In his bohemian-like store within the Galle Fort, which couples as his workspace, the artisan guides you through the steps involved in producing one of these colourful pieces. A mix of natural (plant and stone powder) and modern paints are used to finish his masks. This experience is widely enjoyed by young ones and adults alike and, what’s more, you get to take your handcrafted mask with you!

Mini 2 pax





Day 1 Picked up from your hotel in Galle and its surrounded by 9am or 2pm, taking the direction of a celebrated mask carving & painting artist gallery located in Galle Fort. During the 1hr (this may vary according to client) you will get an insight into the traditional methods of mask carving that has existed for decades. Will be followed by1hr (this may vary according to client) of learning the ways of painting traditional Sri Lankan mask with the help of the artist. You will learn much about theses masks that are ingrained in Sri Lankan culture and the painting methods used which have been passed down from Generation. After this session, we get back on the road to your property in Galle and its surrounded.


What is Included? Return land transfers from Galle, your host will provide all carving and painting materials & tools What is Excluded? Alcoholic & non alcoholic Drinks, snack


What to Bring? Mosquito repellent, sunscreen, change of clothes, comfortable sleepers. Camera to capture all of the sights, Some extra cash if you want to purchase souvenirs, Hat, Sunscreen. Departure Daily based on a minimum booking of 2 pax per departure. Single supplement applies for solo travellers. Guide Celebrated Sri Lankan mask carving & painting artist from Ambalangoda