by akshay mahajan on 16:12
(date posted as 20th June)
The Sun had already risen from its holiday in the east , as the flight UL142 touched down on sunny and blue skyed Colombo morning. The time 6:20 am . I found myself 6hrs ahead of ,having succesfully evaded the Mumbai rains (Yeah!!).
On the tarmac of Bandaranaike International Airport , looking at the sky, a refreshing breeze blew by gently ,soothing my senses . This was Sri Lanka saying Ayubowan to me , What a sweet welcome to the Emerald isle.
Formalities over , I was on my a way in taxi to our hotel , The Taj Samudra.The drive was though long was interesting , as it was my virst view of Sri Lanka at work. The traffic like India was sometimes hectic , even at 7 am. Our driver driving speedily throught the narrow Airport-Colombo roads overtaking Tata busses ,while locals dotting the streets doing their saturday morning
The driver , told us "Sir ,you lucky not working day otherwise traffic lots , long time to go Colombo".
Buddhist viharas strung up on both sides ..colonial bungalows , bakeries .
On reaching Colombo , You could here the glorious roar of the Indian Ocean as she worked herself to a high tide , and the shiny two World Trade centres in the background reflected the sun ,like glazed glass prisms.