Day 1 (10th March):

Avian Adventures
Sri Lanka Tour 10th to 24th March 2007
Our mid-morning AirLanka flight left Heathrow about half an hour late but we caught up the lost time and landed some 10½ hours later in Colombo at 0230 local time.
Uditha Hettige, our guide from the recently formed Bird & Wildlife Team, was there to meet us.
We were soon aboard our bus for the 1 hour drive through the city to the colonial Galle Face Hotel on the Colombo seafront. With formalities completed we were all in bed by 0445.