Friday, January 31, 2014

Muhamaalai, A8 Highway, Sri Lanka, 23rd December 2013.

Railway level crossing, Muhamaalai.

Newly laid rail-road. No more signal towers with dropping arms. Colour lights electrically operated are in operation.

Muhamaalai railway station.
Railway tickets from Jaffna to Colombo can be bought at any Mobitel communication centre in the Jaffna Peninsula. They issue a printed ticket with the seat number. No more long queues at railway stations in Jaffna.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Kodikaamam and the A9 highway, Sri Lanka.

Exit from Varani to the A9 highway.

Newly laid concrete sleepers on the railway track past Kodikaamam, paralleling the A9 highway.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Vallai to Varany, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 23rd December 2013.

A temporary Bailey bridge.

Paddy field with Kovil.

An 'Open-bill' by the roadside.

Nearing Kodikaamam.
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Vallai to Thunnaalai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 23rd December 2013.

Young saplings being protected from straying cattle.

A paddy field and coconut grove.

The road bordering the lagoon.

The morning sky.
Vallai to Kodikamam via Thunnalai goes bordering the Thondamanaru Lagoon. It is not a much frequented highway. There is plenty of bird life there.