We ring the bell and from behind the forbidding black gate a cacophony of barks rises to greet us. A smaller door swings open and Shyam Selvadurai pops out, all smiles. As we pass under the portico, I think that if Great Expectations had been set in Sri Lanka, Mrs. Havisham could have lived in this house.
‘Sri Lanka is a natural film set’ said renowned Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg when he came to Sri Lanka years ago to shoot sequences of his Indian Jones trilogy, ‘The Temple of Doom’. This was proved when a number of Academy Awarded movies like ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’, ‘Indiana Jones and ‘Water’ featured the beautiful locations of Sri Lanka.