Wednesday, December 30, 2015

'Saama Chaithya' to the Kurundu Oya waterfall, Walapane, Sri Lanka.

Going up the steep mountain on a four wheel drive with many hairpin bends to negotiate was a thrilling experience. The scenery was superb.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Sights from the Japanese buillt 'Saama Chaithya', Walapane, Sri Lanka.

The 'Saama Chaithya'
The garden with a stone  stela with etched Japanese characters
A view of the Walapane town from the site of the 'Chaithya'. 'Auslink Hotel' where we stayed two nights is seen  on the left bottom of the picture.
The 'Randenigala' reservoir seen from the 'Saama Chaiithya'
On an early morning, the mist covered hills and the dew covered greenery with the sight of the 'Randenigala' reservoir, takes one to another  world. The cool scented air and the silence are experiences of a  lifetime.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

On the Right Bank of the Mahaweli Ganga past Tennekumbura, Sri Lanka

Highway on the right bank of the Mahaweli Ganga.

Monkeys rule the roost
Electrified fence to deter elephants and cattle grazing near by.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

At the Railway Museum, Kadugannawa, Sri Lanka.

Toilet in the passenger railway compartment.
Wash basin
Name plaques on locomotives
The Tablet apparatus
Passenger compartment
The Drivers view on a Rail-Car
A crane to unload goods.
An 'Auto- Rail-Car.

Monday, December 21, 2015

At the 'Why not hotel' at Dodanwela on the banks of the Mahaweli Ganga, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

This lies on Deweni Rajasinghe Mawathe, Dodanwela Kandy. You canm drive down to the banks of the river. The canteen is on a shed by  the river bank. Four rooms are available for overnight stay. The sound of water running over the  rocks was quite soothing.
Tel No of 'Why not Hotel' 0777 591598

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