Upali’s with its array of dishes with the best of Sri Lankan flavours offers you a truly local and unique
culinary experience. Our well-seasoned signature dishes which are par excellence, other local dishes and
desserts will keep you singularly satisfied. We create that sense of fulfillment in you with every meal you
indulge in at Upali’s and our menus are incomparably rich vis-à-vis taste and quality. Located in
the heart of Colombo, Upali’s affords breathtaking views of tranquil Viharamaha Devi Park, the majestic
Nelum Pokuna Theatre and the iconic Town Hall. In addition to the restaurant, we serve locally brewed coffee,
snacks and pastries at the coffee shop. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Colombo life, Upali’s
offers you perfect escape from the daily routine and satisfy your taste buds.
The elegantly furnished interior decorated with alluring paintings adds a touch of artistic sophistication to the
place. As you sit down for a hearty meal you can revel in the elegance and charm we have created for you. The
garden ambiance, a hallmark at Upali’s, complements the view of Viharamaha Devi Park.
We have especially designed space to host events ranging from birthday parties to important company meetings.
Free WIFI access and other amenities are at your disposal to ensure you encounter no hassle whatsoever. The
temptingly delicious meals at Upali’s will redefine your food indulgence.
Mr. Dharmadasa is a high profile industrialist who has made his mark among Sri Lanka’s top business
community and possesses decades of experience and expertise in business management.
Upali currently holds the positions of Managing Director of Nawaloka Group of Companies which consists of
Nawaloka Piling Ltd., Nawaloka Timber Stores Ltd., Nawaloka Polysacks Ltd., Nawaloka Industries Ltd., New
Nawaloka Trading Co. Ltd. and Nawaloka Developments Ltd.
Upali has immensely contributed to Sri Lanka’s cricketing arena during his tenure as the President of the
Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka (BCCSL), and as the President of Sri Lanka Cricket. Veteran
businessman Upali also assumed office as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Ltd. (SLIC).
A man of many interests, Upali is also a talented chef. He takes great pleasure in cooking for his family and
friends when time permits. After years of hearing his friends tell him to open up his own place, he finally
worked towards the launch of Upali’s by Nawaloka. It is a labour of love for Upali as he dedicates the
restaurant to his loving parents, the late Deshamanya H. K. Dharmadasa and his wife.
The restaurant is located where Upali and his five siblings grew up, where lots of memories have been made. His
intention was to create a little hub, which is a home away from home, where families could come and enjoy
themselves and create new memories. He often drops by the restaurant to see how his patrons are enjoying their
food, and frequently visits the kitchen to update recipes and oversee the preparation of the meals.