Lankan Diary: Day Five – Road to Galle

Posted: September 21, 2012 by thecognitivenomad in Cricket, World T20 2012
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Chandrasekhar Jayaramakrishnan

A cricketing void of a day, given that we aren’t covering any games; we started from Colombo at around noon to head for Galle.

We managed to find time to stop by Bentota and Hikkauduwa beach for a bit of fun with water, and visited a Sea Turtle Conservation site close by. And then it was a straight drive to Galle , a journey filled with fascinating views of the beaches along the south-western coast of Sri Lanka.

Beautiful skies atop Galle fort. © Badrinarayana Vengavasi

We passed through the Galle stadium, a victim of the Tsunami of 2004, and decided to stop by the next day. The stadium was re-built at an estimated cost exceeding 500 million LKR, and paid host to Spin-Great Muttiah Muralitharan’s last test – a game during which he took his 800th wicket in Test Cricket – a record that looks unlikely to be toppled.

Galle fort is further 5 minute walk from the stadium, and we spent quite some time walking around the UNESCO World Heritage site, absorbing the breathtaking view of the Ocean coupled with the overcast weather, that sent down a drizzle.

We checked in to the hotel and decided that it is best we get started on editing and uploading the videos we’d shot over the last few days in Sri Lanka. Here they are.

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Comments
  1. Srikaanth says:

    Beautiful…I am in spirit with you Chandra 🙂 🙂 . Ha ha..

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