Sometimes an elephant has to be transported somewhere. Therefore a vehicule has to be found that takes its weight and is big enough to tie up an elephant. We were fortunate enough to see such a transport.
We hired a car & driver for a few days, who sorted out all our accommodation & entrances. We gave a list of the places we wanted to visit. He whittled that list down to a realistic size & off we went.
I would definately recommend doing this rather than hiring a car, the driving is crazy here.
The main Columbo to Galle road was built to be a normal 2 way road. It is not unusual to see at least 4 lanes of traffic on it!.
we hired this bus for a whole week it was a package deal with our tour operator,It came with a fantastic driver and tour guide.