Flights to Arugam Bay, Pottuvil: Ampara airport a vital hub


There is a lot of talk about opening up the treasures of Sri Lanka's neglected east coast (such as Arugam bay/Pottuvil) to the wider world. However one of the biggest obstacles to such a process it getting there. Currently Arugam bay/Pottuvil is a 8 hour drive from Colombo - which doesn't compare well with the … Continue reading Flights to Arugam Bay, Pottuvil: Ampara airport a vital hub

London to Colombo by car


Driving from London to Colombo overland across Europe and Asia seems to have been familiar type of Sri Lankan adventure travel in the 1960s. The idea was for a bunch of friends to fly to England, live cheap, work madly and buy a charriot with their pooled earnings. Then drive it to Colombo via Europe, … Continue reading London to Colombo by car

Captured terrorist air strips: new hope for Civil Aviation in Sri Lanka?


Sri Lanka Air Force is to establish new bases at two former LTTE air strips at Iranamadu and at Mulliyawali near Mullaitivu.  The Lankapuvath news item (26th of May 2009) about this latest development has only two details: The Iranamadu airstrip (made famous by the first LTTE air raid on Colombo in 2007) will be … Continue reading Captured terrorist air strips: new hope for Civil Aviation in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lankan Drive through


Image of a roadside snack stall below was photographed from a speeding chariot somewhere in rural Sri Lanka. Sadly didn't pause to check the menu. The lives of the people in such areas are a world away from the virtual universe of blogs and brawls of the media sphere. Despite their lush landscapes, places such as these are … Continue reading Sri Lankan Drive through

Strange Trishaw


This is possibly the strangest trishaw I have spotted so far. Odd how just one element of its design can change the look. Perhaps its just me. The picture is below for you to decide. Verdict goes in the comment box,