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Tour of the South & Centre with LSR; Day 2, from Hambantota to Mahiyangana

During the autumn of 2014 the Trek and Run team journeyed around southern and central Sri Lanka for several days before they took part in the Colombo Marathon. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Sri Lankan Airlines LSR Lanka Sportreizen Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Teko Socks Keen Boots Ultrasun Cream Tilley Hats Bloc Eyewear Sports and Leisure sunglasses Lifemarque First Aid Kit I wanted to take more time at…

Tour of the South & Centre with LSR; Day 1, from Negombo to Hambantota

The expressway from Negombo to Colombo would surprise many who think Sri Lanka is all congested roads, lorries battling for space with three wheelers, cows, crowds, crowds and more crowds. Instead what you’ll experience if you’re driving in from the airport is a two lane highway almost free of traffic, like a movie showing 1950’s motorways in Britain before many people had cars. Then we hit Colombo and all that ends, temporarily, as we negotiate the busy roads of the city. Here you’ll find the congestion, the stereotypical controlled chaos. I…