Bible rock, known as “Bathalegala” is a 798 meters high mountain to be seen from Kadugannawa Pass, which is located in Hathgampala turning from Gewilipitya in Aranayaka road from Mawanella which is about 25 – 30 kilometers away from Kandy, Sri Lanka. There were some hikes in Mawanella area previously, but not to Bible Rock, which was one of the best hikes to be involved with. Read More
Galle’s International Cricket Stadium is one of the most picturesque venues in the world which is just a few meters away from the Indian Ocean and adjacent to the historic Dutch Fort in the background. The ground has become a stronghold for Sri Lanka since 3rd June 1998 becoming an International Cricket venue. So far it has been considered as a Test venue by Sri Lanka Cricket and every time Sri Lanka has a home series one of the two or three Test matches, one match is hosted at Galle for sure, if not the first match of the series, which has been almost customary for the past decade and half.
Cricket is a bat and ball game which plays in a field with a 22 yard long pitch in the center of it. Batting is part of the game where a certain skill is required to play a moving ball at a healthy speed. In the present circumstances batting has become the premier entertainment of the game. Ever since a child is sent to Cricket practices by parents what they say to the coach is that to make him a Sangakkara, a Mahela or a Sachin, putting it in to a simple equation, a batting sensation.
It was all over for Sri Lanka in the quarter finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 against a rampant South African team who had never won a knock out match at the showpiece event up to that match, while Sri Lankans have had been on the wrong side of the final berth of the Cricket’s showpiece event a few times. What happened at the quarters was totally unexpected, but considering the some inconsistency leading into the World Cup this was not unexpected to a certain extent.