A road trip from Colombo to Hambantota offers travellers some fascinating wayside sightings, some bearing natural or cultural importance, and others simply pleasing to the eye. The Pearl crew captured these random scenes on the road to the deep south of Sri Lanka. Enjoy!
Hambantota Port Administration Building
Sea Turtle Hatchery in Peraliya, Hikkaduwa
Friendly staff of a small boutique close to the Peraliya Tsunami Memorial
Lighthouse in the old Dutch Fort in Galle
Puppets displayed at the Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum in Koggala
The Avalokeshwara Buddha statue at Kushtarajagala in Matara
A juicy pineapple at a wayside store
Fishermen returning from sea at the break of dawn. Hambantota fishing harbour
A tourist heads out in the drizzle inside Galle Fort
Statues at Veheragalle Viharaya, Mirissa
Magam Ruhunupura International Conference Hall, Hambantota
Tsunami Memorial at Peraliya, Hikkaduwa
The Lighthouse at Dondra Head, the southernmost point in Sri Lanka
Story | Ruwan Rajapakse.
Photography | Danushka Senadheera (Conference Hall, Tourist, Pineapple, Veheragala, Kushtarajagala, Puppets, Galle Fort, Wayside Shop, Dondra Head), Nilu Rajapakse (Port Building, Turtle, Statue at Peraliya), Ruwan Rajapakse (Fishing Harbour)