Sinhala and Western plays and Sinhala translations of Western plays
are staged frequently at popular theatres. They hold musical and
traditional dance performances in addition to dramatic productions.
Colombo has several excellent air-conditioned cinemas which screen
British, American, Continental, East European and Sinhala films. Hindi
and Tamil films are also shown more or less exclusively in a few
cinemas. Check the daily morning newspapers for details of current
Most large hotels have night clubs which provide dinner, dancing and
occasional floor shows.
`Devil' Dancing and the famous Kandyan dances are regularly performed
at several venues. Check with hotel receptions and the daily
newspapers for details. Daily performance in Kandy from 5.00 p.m. to
7.00 p.m. at;