Sri Lanka Sports & Outdoors

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    Starting our open water course
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Sri Lanka Sports & Outdoors

  • Cycling Sri Lanka.

    In november/december 2012 i did a 4 week bicycle trip around Sri Lanka where i coverd around 1600 kilometers of cycling around the island at a leisurely pace.I found Sri Lanka fairly good for cycling with the roads in a good condition and the drivers are used to cyclists as many sri lankans cycle themselves.Still the traffic can be a little hectic...

  • Surfing

    The Sri Lankan beaches are jus made for surfing. The big waves from the Indian Ocean makes it a surfers paradise. Equipments can be hired like - Surf boardsBody Boatsand Body Tubes

  • Exreme excitement on rock and water facilitates a superb outing for those who loves i little exsigtmentthe edge. It is a 2-3 day hike / trek in the hills, over bridges and through very rough terrain.It involves cannoyning. Breath taking jumps, swimming, floating and paddling on rough waters. Highly traing guides are available to ensuree safety. All safety...

  • Cricket Crazy

    Sri Lankans are mad on cricket and as you can see they start very early indeed, it's not just a fanatical support for the National Side, they love every aspect of the game. Back in 1991 someone no doubt 'persuaded' someone in government to have volleyball declared the National Sport but it doesn't come close.

  • Fishing at Bolgoda

    If someone wants to fight and land Barramundi, Bolgoda in Sri Lanka is the place to be.It's a huge estuary where anglers can travel in boats and troll for fish.A beautiful scenic area just outside the country capital Colombo. You could bring along any light tackle for fishing.Also,fly fishing would be fun provided you carry your fly fishing gear.


    Sri Lankans are sports mad.Cricket is the game here and after winning the world cup One Day competition in 1996 they have achieved international recognition for the island as a world class competitor.Between January and April games are played throughout the island.

  • The British Grand National

    Gambling is a popular pastime with every red-blooded Sri Lankan male. If you're rich you go the casino, if you're not then don't bother because they won't let you through the door. Instead you go the bookmakers/betting shops found dotted across town. The bookies here are much like the bookies in the UK - a small shop, people behind the counter who...

  • Cricket crazy

    I can count on one hand the number of people I've met in Sri Lanka who don't like cricket. Male or female, rich or poor, young or old, Tamil or Sinhalese - cricket transcends any boundaries. It's easy to know when there's an international game on - the traffic is even more suicidal than normal as people rush to a TV, and huge crowds of men gather...

  • Free Cricket

    Have to admit we didnt actually do any sport in Sri Lanka apart from swimming & table tennis. But when we were in Galle we did sit on the fortress walls overlooking Sri Lanka playing Pakinstan at cricket with all the locals.

  • Cricket cricket cricket

    Sri Lankans are cricket mad. They play it everywhere and when International matches are on, everyone is watching it. Unfortunately for the Singalese, Australia bowled and batted the crap out of them in the tests in March! Murali did get his 500th wicket though, which was a highlight (only Warnie got his first!).

  • Swimming

    Considering Sri Lanka is a tiny island and much of the country is coastal, it's surprising that many Sri Lankans can't swim very well. However, those that can are extremely good and tend to spend half their life in the water. If you want to swim then the beaches are by far the best place and are generally safe and clean. There are a few swimming...

  • Cricket mad island

    Everywhere you look in Sri Lanka there is a game of cricket going on, and fans love to see visiting international sides like England. A good knowledge of cricket - if you come from a Test playing country but don't know much about the game they will think you are mad.

  • See a Cricket Game at Galle...

    Cricket is a Sri Lankan national obsession, and what's more the Sri Lankan national team has proved exceptionally good at playing the game. As a consequence in recent years Galle International Stadium has emerged (together with Colombo and Kandy) as one of three main Test Match grounds in Sri Lanka. Aficionados claim that the pitch at Galle is...


    Sri Lankas national cricket team is one of the best in the world. The are all glued to TV when they are playing. They are crazy about it and all children are playing it on the streets, fields..... around Sri Lanka

  • Galle Cricket Ground

    The Sri Lankans are cricket crazy and if you are here at the right time you might even get to see a match at the ground, they also play international matches here as well as Colombo. Be prepared to talk a lot about cricket if you mention it, the Sri Lankans are very knowledgeable on the subject.

  • Beach Jogging

    This sport was born out of the circumstances in Sri Lanka. Once you leave the hotel area you are surrounded by locals trying to sell you just everything. We tried speaking in other languages but that didn't work at least one of the sellars spoke bits of em too. So we started jogging on the beach it actually worked noone bothered us anymore who did...

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