Friday, February 26, 2016

Butthala - Katharagama road, Sri Lanka

Well paved road empty of traffic

Two-wheeled tractor trailer, jack of all trades for the farmer in these areas.

Butthala - Katharagama road, Sri Lanka

King-coconut, plantains and freshly boiled Indian Corn for sale by the road-side

Party of pilgrims taking a break on their journey

Tamarind tree bearing fruits by the road-side

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Butthala, Sri Lanka.

Butthala - Katharagama road.
Butthala was developed by our Late Prime Minister Mr. Ranasinghe Premadasa in a 'Gam Udaawa' pro gramme. Now it is a bustling center with a popular vegetable market.

Comment by Dr.JKS Weerassekera:-
This is Buttala, so remote in the 1930-40s 'A doctor had to operate under a banana leaf ' ( Prof Milroy Paul of revered fame, of the Colombo Medical Faculty, Department of Surgery)