Noëlla also worked for five years in Battaramulla, Colombo, Sri Lanka. There she had the chance to work in the studio of Mudiyansa Dissanayaka and with his student, Nishadi. These two colleagues and friends introduced her to both Kandy dance and Low Country dance. As well as traditional dancers she also painted model and friend, Dominiek Kanapathi. Her experience in Sri Lanka culminated in her work on the restoration of the murals in a Buddhist temple in Kataluwa, Galle, South Sri Lanka.