80. On Rails To Badulla... Part 3 - Up to Hatton The Badulla bound පොඩි මැණිකේ and Colombo bound උඩරට මැණිකේ, both Class S12 trains passing each other at Watawala.So we rolled off from Peradeniya. If you missed the two previous parts, these are the links. On Rails to Badulla... Part 1On Rails to Badulla... Part 2 Up to Kandy9.15 AM: Passing Gelioya.The station immediately after Peradeniya Junction.9.20 AM: Traveling light. ...

79. On Rails To Badulla... Part Two - Up to Kandy The Map. Lap one. We are going from Gampaha to Kandy7.02 AM. Train Podimanike rushing through the countryside...7.27 AM. Stopped at Polgahawela7.27 AM Polgahawela Waiting for the Green Flag.7.28 AM The Travelers full of expectations...7.49 AM Pulled up at a small way station. 7.49 AM Happiness is a way station like this between too much and too little.7.50 AM. Waiting ...

78. On Rails to Badulla... Part One Finally we something we’ve been putting off for years. Last December, We made that long awaited, dream trip to Badulla on rails. Each time we saw a train roaring past us while we were held up at a level crossing or rattling along on rail tracks that ran parallel to the main road, a feeling of nostalgia swept over us. ...

77. SHIT HAPPENS. Nightmare on E01 - Part 2 If you missed the first part of this article Nightmare onE01-the Southern Expressway!, please press here.I dreamed the luminous markings rushing at me out of the darkness in my sleep that night. However I called Chunji as soon as I woke up.“Chunji, can I borrow your van battery for a couple of hours?”“No problem, come and get it.”“Hey, could ...

76.Nightmare on E01-the Southern Expressway! I stared incredulously at the dull yellow glow of my headlights reflecting off the aluminum garage door. They looked like two fireflies. I stepped out and walked in front of the vehicle for the first time. They were like fireflies alright. This was unbelievable! Then the light outside the garage door came on. I got back into the van ...

75. Welcome Home! - Vacation Tales. We had started the homeward bound journey early in the morning and after traveling by land, sea and air hauling our heavy baggage through jetties and airports, were quite exhausted. The usual ticketing troubles caused by the reservation errors and many other mishaps that we are destined to have on our return journeys, just to take the thrill of ...

74. PANIC ATTACK! PANIC ATTACK! 30th Aug 2013 2200Hrs The flight EY0279 (call sign ETD279) has just disappeared from the live flight radar screen. All of us had watched this AIRBUS A320 taking off at 2025hrs from Malé International Airport and climbing at 2000fpm on the live flight radar on the laptop screen. Once the aircraft gained 40000ft, we disconnected the data ...

74. PANIC ATTACK! PANIC ATTACK! 30th Aug 2013 2200Hrs The flight EY0279 (call sign ETD279) has just disappeared from the flight radar screen. All of us had watched this AIRBUS A320 taking off at 2025hrs from Malé International Airport and climbing at 2000fpm on the live flight radar on the laptop screen. Once the aircraft gained 40000ft, we disconnected the data connection ...

73. AFTER SIX LONG YEARS... I was hanging around at the airport to meet my daughter's plane. A terrible pain and a loneliness swept over me when I saw this lonely luggage trolly, someone left at the end of the airport jetty. I kept snapping away with my camera, feeling a lump in my throat and my sight slightly blurred for some unknown reason. Maybe ...

72. MY WIERD WAYS. How many tasks can you do at the same time. Well, I guess I know what you think. That depends on what kind of tasks they are, right? Okay, let's put it this way. How many books can you read at a time? Please don't misunderstand this as having several books open in front of you and reading at ...

71. Flight Beyond All Hope. Part 3. Dude's Originals. “So the captain grits his teeth and wrestles the bird to a grinding halt, with brakes screeching and tires burning, with the flaps fully deployed. Then he says to his co-pilot, “This must be the shortest ****ing runway we’ve ever landed in!” The co-pilot looked over his shoulder out of the side window and said, “And the ****ing widest!”IF ...

70. Flight Beyond All Hope. Part 2. Dude's Originals. Carlos arrived at the rear port side landing gear precisely at the same moment as the crew got the control tower clearance for takeoff. The huge wheels began to roll. He felt the blast of the big jet engines hanging from the giant wings just a few feet away to his left. He ran between two rear wheels and grabbed ...

69. Flight Beyond All Hope. Part 1. Dude's Originals. Dude, Please Don't Try It.From: henryblogwalker Dear Carlos, Dude, I’m writing this to ask you not to do what you are about to do. Maybe we‘ve never met. Maybe we are just Facebook friends. Yeah, I got to know you through the first comment you made to one of my posts in my blog HeyDude. What was that post? ...

68. YEAH I DID IT! චන්දන උඹට ස්තුතියි! මගේ බ්ලොගර් අවුල දැන් කවුරුත් දන්නවනෙ. දන්නෙ නැති අය මෙතනින් ගිහින් බලන්නකො මගේ SOS පෝස්ට් එක. :)සරළව කිව්වොත් පබ්ලිෂ් කරන අලුත් පෝස්ට් රීඩර් වල වත් මගේ හෝ උඹලගේ බ්ලොග් රෝල් වලවත් අප්ඩේට් වෙන්නෙ නෑ, අඩියට වෙලා පරණ පෝස්ට් එකක් පෙන්නගෙන ඉන්නවා.මම කරපු දේවල් මෙන්න:ජාලේ හැමතැනම බැලුවා සර්ච් කරලා. ප්‍රශ්ණෙ විතරයි. කිසිම තැනක උත්තරයක් හම්බවුනේ නෑ. යාලුවන්ගෙන් ඇහුවා. හුඟදෙනෙක් කිව්වෙ ටෙම්ප්ලේට් ...

HELP!  ඔන්න උඹලා උදව්වක් කරනව නම් වෙලාව! HELP! මගේ ඩෙනිමට අලුත් පෝස්ට් අප්ඩේට් නොවෙන ලෙඩක් හැදිලා. e-mail subscribe කරලා තියෙන අයට පෝස්ට් එක ගැන notification e mail එක එනවා. නමුත් Google Reader එකේ වත් බ්ලොග් රෝල් වල වත් අප්ඩේට් වෙන්නෙ නෑ. ඇත්තෙන්ම රීඩර් එකේ කෙසේ වෙතත් බ්ලොග් රෝල් වල අප්ඩේට් නොවෙන එක නම් හෙනම ඇණයක්. මේ ප්‍රශ්ණෙ තියෙන නදිනි ඇතුලු කීප දෙනෙක්ම ඉන්නවා. ඒ වගේම සරත්, මී පැටියා ...

66.The Countdown to the Flight Beyond All Hope! The jet is soaring high. I am in a window seat, my favorite place in any mode of transport. I glance at the LCD display on the back of the front seat. It says 37000ft. and -37˚C. I look out of the porthole at the wing that is shuddering in the turbulence. Anyone out there on the wing, even ...

64. Two Businessmen And What They Deserve. I’m not a businessman. I’m not a doctor. Still as a layperson, there are a lot of business ideas I could give to a businessman and novel ideas even to a doctor to excel in their professions. These are not learned at any Business School or Medical College, but at the University of Life. This goes beyond the two ...

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