Aug 18, 2009 - I drove north from Negombo to Puttalam. The second half of the drive took me through coconut plantations and was rather enjoyable. I made part of the journey twice as a result of leaving my rain jacket and pants at the guest house I was staying at in Negombo. Swift.
Very, very refreshing. One thing I do see a lot more of is bicycles which does require vigilance as cyclists seem to have little need for keeping to one side of the road. Multiple passengers is also not uncommon. I saw a man riding a bike with his wife on the handle bars holding a baby. Somebody call the circus.