Shopping in Weligama

Super Markets / Grocery in Weligama

Weligama supermarkets are a great place to food shop if you want to save on your dining expenses. After all, your food bill is a big part of your vacation spending. There are four major Weligama grocery stores to choose from; Cargills FoodCity Weligama, P-Mart Super-center Weligama, Sathosa and Global Supermarket. Each one of these supermarkets has a wide variety of local and international food products to choose from. You can buy all types of frozen food, meats, dairy products, canned goods, breads, fruits and vegetables from above four supermarkets. They all situate each other in Weligama city area. Not only the food items some of the supermarket has other household items also. Going for a supermarket will easy your daily routine because travelers can buy all the items in one place. One special tip… shop for all your basic food staples such as frozen food, meats, dairy products, canned goods, breads and pastries at the supermarket and buy all your fruits and vegetables at the local open markets.
Opening hours: 08:30 - 22:00 (Most of them)
Supermarket's locations: (Please refer below Google map - category under supermarkets)

Pharmacies in Weligama

Weligama has many pharmacies, scattered throughout the town area, and these pharmacies stock an impressive range of medications. By law, all pharmacies should be under the supervision of a qualified pharmacist, and the importation and manufacturing of medications is regulated by the Ministry of Health. For the tourist, getting access to medication is generally not a problem, unless your prescription drugs are rare. If you are taking prescription medication, bring an adequate supply with you. If you lose or misplace your medication, the local pharmacy should be able to source these for you. In Sri Lanka,  some of the prices for drugs are fixed and thus the same in all the pharmacies. Pharmacies almost always have a white sign with green letters hanging out front.  This sign usually also displays a green/red cross.
Opening hours: 07:30 - 22:00 (Most of them)
Pharmacy's locations: (Please refer below Google map - category under pharmacies)

Things to remember:
The prescription rules are not much as strict in Sri Lanka as in many other countries. If you need a prescription for get a medical drug in Sri Lanka, if not in one pharmacy, then perhaps in the next. If that fails, it is not difficult to get a prescription from a doctor in Weligama area (depends on your medical records). 

Buy Liquor in Weligama

If you’re relatively new in Sri Lanka, or just visiting for a short-time, one thing you may be confused about is when can you buy alcohol in Weligama? In Sri Lanka, you can buy alcohol at a bar, hotel or restaurant at just about any time they are open. At a supermarket, it is 09:00 - 21:00, however, there are certain times when you cannot buy alcohol. Where to buy liquor in Weligama?, there are two main liquor shops with government certification, because there is a regulation to manage the trading of this type of drink such as whisky, gin, beer, vodka, and many brands that are classified as high alcoholic content. But do not worry travelers can buy any type of available liquors from those two Wine/Liquor shops. Hotels are also licensed to sell this drinks provided you inform them in advance the type or brand that is expected. In case this is not available in the hotel than they can find it at Wine/Liquor shops. Or you can buy yourselves at one of the shops.
Opening hours: 09:30 - 22:00 (Most of them)
Wine/Liquor shop's locations: (Please refer below Google map - category under liquor shops)

Things to remember:
Alcohol is not allowed to be served at all  Buddhist Poya days (check Sri Lanka calendar) and that law even applies to bars, restaurants and hotels (although some of the hotels do still serve alcohol and that has something to do with ‘making the tourists happy’. Bars, however, are always closed that day). That means if you want to go and grab a beer with some friends, and it’s during Poya days, you will find it virtually impossible to find a bar that’s open and selling booze.

Why not try 'Sri Lankan Arrack alcohol' 
Arrack is a distilled alcoholic drink typically produced in the Sri Lanka, made from the fermented sap of coconut flowers or sugarcane. There are some excellent flavors of arrack in liquor shops in Weligama. It is good to give it a try for local liquor though.It is usually find cheaper than others.

Buy Clothes in Weligama

Weligama offers a wide range of clothing for men, women, children or the beach. It is amazing how some designers have worked a variety of different cultural or ethnic patterns and styles into fully modern items. Clothing includes a range of styles for both men and women. Most stores offer everything from casual clothes to beautiful dresses, sarongs and beach clothing. The clothing designs tend to be very light and airy, perfect for the naturally warm year round climate of Weligama. There are many clothing stores scattered around Weligama town area. Travelers can choose clothes from various designs. All the designs are local designs. Clothing materials can be in silk, rayon, cotton, polyester etc.
Opening hours: 09:00 - 19:00 (Most of them)
Clothing shop's locations: (Please refer below Google map - category under clothes shops)

Buy Electronics items in Weligama

Shopping for electronic items in Weligama is actually quite easy but you will probably have to go into four major shops to do it, or at least you will like to do price and quality comparisons of electronic stuff. For standard phones, basic electronic goods and laptops then the store like Abans showroom, Damro showroom, Singer outlet, Softlogic outlet  have most basic things covered, but if you need more than that you will have to run around a bit for Galle or Colombo. Big stores like Abans showroom, Damro showroom, Singer outlet, Softlogic outlet in the Weligama will provide electronic goods and appliances with a warranty.And if you are looking for a Apple/iPhone related appliance it is better to go Galle or Colombo. And if traveler needs power adapters for laptops it is cheaper to buy universal laptop charger rather than searching for original charger. You can buy them from Matara IT related shops.
Opening hours: 09:00 - 18:00 (Most of them)
Electronic appliance shop's locations: (Please refer below Google map - category under electronic appliance shops)

Buy Furniture in Weligama

Shopping furniture items in Weligama is actually quite easy. There are several furniture shops to look-in. Each of these best homeware and furniture shops in Weligama can serve as starting points on your hunts for chic designer items sold on the island. These kitchen and table, unique décor pieces that are personally sourced by passionate store owners, as well as rare handicrafts made in Sri Lankan highly skilled artisans. Some of these are great furniture and décor showrooms that let you choose from an exclusive set of collections produced from their own factory, either specialising in ceramics, upholstery or furniture using certain materials. Most of the furniture made from wooden and steel. And some of the furniture made from plywood.
Opening hours: 09:00 - 18:00 (Most of them)
Furniture shop's locations: (Please refer below Google map - category under furniture shops)

Souvenir shopping in Weligama

There are so many shopping outlets for buy souvenirs in Weligama. Please refer this article for more details.

Location of the Shops in Weligama

Below map include all types of shopping and dining places in Weligama, Sri Lanka.