Spicy mostly for the food! Try some sambol (chili paste mixed with shredded coconut) on your entree for some extra kick but be careful not to add too much or you will be sweating up a storm in no time!
If the food is too spicy in Colombo, then hit the mountains to cool off. After a year in the desert heat of Abu Dhabi there is nothing more refreshing than some cool mountain breezes. And rain! Lots and lots of rain!
Back to the Beach
Then again, if you aren't a mountain person, you can always hit the beach!