Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mankulam to Murikandy on the A9 highway, December 2013, Sri Lanka..

New houses along the A9 at Mankulam.

Dumper trucks awaiting work on the A9 highway.

Entering 'Kokavil'

'Murikandy Pillayaar temple'
'Murikandy' (breaking the journey to Kandy from Jaffna in the old bullock cart days) acts even now as a place where travelers break their journey. An offering and 'poosai' is made to 'Lord Pillayaar' the guardian diety who prevents obstacles (hence his name 'Vikkinaraasaa')

Click on the web-link below to see a video presentation of the photos I took on this stretch of highway.