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Sri Lanka: South Coast - Unawatuna, Galle and Hikkaduwa

We had planned to get the train from Weligama Station (around 5km from our hotel) to Unawatuna, however, when we arrived we were promptly advised that we had read the timetable incorrectly and were faced with either a four hour wait until the next train or having to pay more (800LKR) for a tuk tuk. 1,651 more words


One Word Photo: Tsunami

Tsunami Hongani Vihara

Sri Lanka was the second hardest hit country when the December 26, 2004 tsunami struck. Over 35,000 people were killed and over 21,000 were injured. 95 more words


Asian Tsunami+5: How a packed train headed to disaster with no warning...

We tend to think of trains and railways as solid, tough objects. When the Asian Tsunami’s killer waves started rolling in without warning, the coastal residents of Telwatte and Peraliya areas in southern Sri Lanka thought a passing train offered them relative safety. 580 more words

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It’s Blog Action Day today – 

The aim of the day is for LOTS of blogs to talk about poverty.  I’m going to talk about 2 organisations, Kiva and the work of  479 more words