Just 1,5 km east of the port we find Pettah (district 11). This is without doubt the liveliest place in town. Hundreds of men and women come here every day to do hard labour to make an honest living. It is unbelievable what a chaos it can be in this part of town because of it. Traffic jams like you see on this picture are daily business. It is truly the district you cannot skip while visiting Colombo. It gives you a sense of local life and much respect for the locals!