Monday, December 31, 2012

To all the readers of this blog,
We wish you a Happy and Prosperous
New Year 2013.

Towards Kanagaraayan Kulam, A9 Highway, Sri Lanka.

The road stretches on.

A farmer working his field.

Paddy fields.

The endless-looking arrow-straight highway greets the motorist. It was so in the old days too but now there are no large trees on either side of the road-wa and the highway is much wider and the smaller twists and turns have been straightened out. 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

A9 Highway, past Puliyangkulam, Sri Lanka.

'Carpetting' of the highway in progress.

'Sleepers' piled uo in rows for the railway line.

A roadside Hindu temple.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Scenes around Vavuniya, A9 Highway, Sri Lanka.

The bus stand

The Government Hospital.

Vavuniya is a bustling town now. You can buy brand new tractors, cars, three wheelers etc.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

On the A9 highway, Medawachchiya to Poonewa.

A pleasant drive with the road 'arrow-straight' but with small climbs and dips. The lush greenery on either side of the road was a treat.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

On the A9 highway - Rambewa to Medawachchya, Sri Lanka,16th December 2012.

Past Mihinthale at Rambewa.

Entering Medawachchya
The highway is 90% compete and was a pleasure to travel in. The regular luxury buses from Colombo go with hardly a bump on the completed parts of this highway.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Golden oldies of the early1960s - Jim Reeves

Two beautiful 'Golden Oldies' of the 1960s. Listen to them and travel down memory lane. Click on each web-link and keep your loudspeakers high.

Silver bells:-

I love you because:-

Highway from Talawa to Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Little Drummer Boy - Merry Christmas 2012

A Merry Christmas. Please click on the web-link below:-

Philip Veersingam

Around Wariyapola, Sri Lanka.

Gone are the days of pot-holes. We have a brand new highway from Kurunegala via Wariyapola to Anuradhapura. It was a stupendous achievement by the present Government.

Friday, December 21, 2012

On the road from Kurunegala to Wariyapola, Sri Lanka.

There is a highway connecting Kurunegala to Anuradhapura via Wariyapola. It has been relaid and is a pleasure to drive. Above photos show two parts of the highway.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sri-paadha - Adam's Peak and bridge, Gini8gathena, Sri Lanka.

Adam's Peak - Sri Paadha seen from the Karawanella - Ginigathena road/

An old bridge of the British Colonial period on the same road.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The bud and the flower

Seen in our home garden at dawn.