Sightings on the southern trail

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)

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