Staff trip to Colombo Via Nittambuwa Road on 18th to 19th 2011.
Everything was arranged and we started about 8.30, with 28 staff and 11 children. Everyone was so excited and we start with singing and prayers. While going down to Labukele road served with biscuits and soft drinks. Around 9.15 we came to Ramboda had our breakfast. Each one had brought their different items of food such as rotti,toast etc. After enjoying the breakfast straightway we went to Peradeniya Botanical Park.
|All in Peradeniya Gardens|
|Admiring the various plants|
|A wonderful place for a snap!|
We could see various kinds of plants and trees. The Orchid flowers are marvellous. While all of us were walking into the park it started to rain, soon after the rain crowd walked down to the hanging bridge, children were scared to walk in but they managed. At about 1.30 we came to Light House Church for Lunch, Our Chairman Mr. Krishnarajah had arranged the Lunch, water bottles and Yoghurt. It was a very tasty meal.
|enjoying the lunch|
|Our Margaret akka|
|Busy having lunch|
|kids enjoying the lunch|
There after we travel down to Kapungoda via Nittambuwa Road. It was long journey, we missed the place and went further in and at last we came to the place “Sanctuary Home” at about 6.45 p.m. It was a peaceful place. In front sea and behind is river bay. They served us with a cup of tea and showed us the rooms. Ladies and Girls stayed in two dooms and Gents stayed in one doom. Joshuah and Theivanei stayed in on room. Next day crowd got up early to go to the Beach, as the sea is rough they could not stay so long. Came back and had a wash and gathered at the dining room for the devotion and had their breakfast.
|At the Beach|
|Having Breakfast on next day morning!!|
|kids making a sand castle!|
|At the beach|
|Gracey and Arundhathi|
|We had tasty food at Sanctuary house|
At about 9.00 a.m. we started our second day trip to the Colombo city. First we came to the Museum; we could see so many ancient things such as different kind of maps, arts, many ornaments, Kings golden chair, crown, ring, about Vaddhas, early days coins, Big Shark bones, etc. As we late to the Planetarium show at 10.00 a.m. we decided to go to Victoria Park, children enjoyed playing and had ice cream at about 1.00 O’clock we had our lunch at the Park. After Lunch we went to the planetarium it was wonderful to see the planet world God’s creation is great. Soon after the show we went to the Zoo. First we saw the Aquarium. And then birds, all the animals, elephant dance and Snakes. There after we started our trip back to Nuwara Eliya, When we out from the Colombo city it was 8.00 p.m. We had our Dinner in a hotel and we arrive at 2.00 a.m.It was a great opportunity to go on a trip after long time. Staff had enjoyed very well and they are thankful to the Trust in Sweden and to the Directors Board and to the Management.
|At the museum|
|These are been used by our ancient people|
|This is King Rajasinghe's throne & the crown (The last king in Sri Lanka)|
|These are the gifts King Rajasinghe has received from the people who visit him . There is clock in this collection|
|All admiring the carvings done in the throne. it's amazing!!|
|Evon watching at the puppets in the museum|
|Kid's enjoying the trip|
|Yummy it's Ice Cream|
|Margaret ,Daisy , Gracy and Rajeshwary enjoying the Ice Cream|
|Viharamaha devi Park|
|At the Zoo|
|A lazy tiger at the Zoo|
|The lion at the Zoo|
|The elephant having its lunch|
|Elephants marching out of the elephant show|