on the stage this weekend in Indu Dharmasena's 'Merry Wives of Colombo'
but Koluu is best known for his food. Ishani Ranasinghe discovers
his other loves
Food and anything
to do with food is Koluu's main passion. Claiming that he likes
of food, he says he was never fussy about his food, "As long
as it is tasty, no problem." Koluu can eat food from anywhere,
be it at a wayside kade, or tiny restaurant; as long as it has the
goods it doesn't matter where. "I prefer the kade food over
the others 'cos I have been to so many of these so-called hi-fi
restaurants which have ornamental food that is at times not tasty."
is another passion of his and this also is associated with food.
"I am not a sightseeing person, I just go to taste the food
and see the market." He is also more into the fun side of things
while travelling, the nightlife, observing things etc.
fun, yes, this is where his drag shows and acting come in. "Life
is too short to be taken seriously. We are going to die soon,"
says he. "Therefore there's no need to get ambitious."
He loves creating the outfits he wears for the drag shows and also
getting dressed up for the shows. "Must make the outfit really
ugly but not too ugly. It has to be on the border. It's the best
way to get the reaction from the customer, the outfit. Then comes
early passion, started off as a hobby, has now become his profession.
His biggest achievement he says, is that he was able to take boys
who had no training whatsoever and make them professionals.
gives me a real kick, to see how far they go and to see how they
become successful in their own way."
house was on fire, the only thing I will try to save is my cellular,"
says Koluu. But at the rate phones are being modernised, it's hard
work keeping up, even for Koluu. Nevertheless, he loves having the
He also loves
pets "as long as some one else looks after them." The
perfect pet for him would be a tan Labrador. "From the day
I wanted one, there has been not one in Sri Lanka," he adds
one of his passions is to keep on opening new restaurants (Pansies
at Duplication Road is his newest addition).
always wanted to write a book that was funny." He promises
that he will eventually do it. At the moment, he is in the middle
of writing a cookery book. "I never have the time it finish
it, actually I never make time."