Saturday, March 26, 2011


Me and Dinuka were planning to go diving in Hikkaduwa since the start of this year. Due to many reasons it got postponed and finally we decided to just go Snorkeling instead of diving since Dinuka hasn't done snorkeling at Hikkaduwa before.

Meanwhile Hasini called and she said she was bored at home, so I asked her to join as I had enough space in my car. She has invited Oshani and she too joined in this journey to Hikkaduwa on 26th March 2011.

I had my snorkeling gear but they were too old and even leaking. So I went to Arpico a day before and bought 2 sets of Masks and Snorkels for approximately Rs. 4000. Without even testing at home took them to Hikka and found out those are the worst! The masks barely fit and soon as you dive water comes into the mask. My advice; don't buy snorkeling equipment from there ever!

So we had to hire masks, snorkels and fins from Hikkaduwa. And we hired a boat for 1 hour which was a little expensive. Much of the Corals are destroyed but there were beautiful fish as always. It's amazing how close you can get to those fish. Unfortunately we didn't have an underwater camera, which we'll be buying soon I hope :)

Me and Dinuka snorkeling under the boat

Boats near the rocks where the corals are located

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Big screens at CR

I'm not a big fan of cricket but was invited to watch the cricket match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at CR & FC grounds by a friend who has got some extra invitations. So I went there to see the match but that's exactly what I couldn't do!

CR ground was packed by the crowd. I was expecting a more chilled out environment to watch the game but this was more like a carnival. There were big screens everywhere but couldn't really see much of the thing. So what we did was eat, talk, enjoy and occasionally shouting "yeaaaaah" with the crowd.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Air Force 60th Anniversary

The 60th Anniversary celebrations of the Sri Lanka Air Force were held at Ratmalana Air Force base. I and some friends went to see the air show on Saturday 5th March 2011. Initially it was sunny but it started raining towards the end of the air show.

PT-6 Training Air Crafts

60 years in the skies

K-8 Training Jet Air Crafts

Ammo of MI-24 Helicopter


A Bell 212 helicopter deploying Sri Lanka Air Force Special Forces