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Down a memory trail with Olwyn


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There are two lines that constantly make an appearance during chats with the legendary Olwyn Weerasekara, the founder and owner of the iconic Beach Wadiya: “Necessity is the mother of invention” and “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”. Founded by Olwyn over 35 years ago, Beach Wadiya needs no introduction. The place has been regularly patronised by people from all rungs of society both local and foreign and, despite its iconic status and international renown, it is still as unpretentious as ever: a no-frills seafood joint with its trademark cadjan roof and walls that are plastered with pictures that tell many tales.

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