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On Saturday I met with Dulari, a WIM member and World Bank certified trainer for an interview at McDonalds. She gave me an insightful interview about her World Bank training, some of WIM's successes and why training women in particular is so fundamental to Sri Lanka's development. I've also spent some time at the WIM office in Wattala, doing some admin work including writing the invitations for the ...
... walk but really enjoyed the colouring and was very good, so we are going to try and take in more colouring pages next week. Again they are all fairly mixed in ability but mainly around the same age unlike those at the home yesterday. It can be hard to work out what they are actually taking in sometimes as most don't have any English. Other activities we did included, clapping, pairs, skittles and building blocks. We finished off the session, after stringing up ...
... parent(s) at noon, the uniform is the same throughout the country. Boys wear blue shorts, white collared shirts and a tie in the schools colours with black while the girls wear a white skirt, shirt and a tie in the schools colours, white socks and shoes with their hair short or tied in braided pig tails with satin ribbon matching the tie. No one stays in their house (probably because it's too dam hot and humid), community is a huge thing. Locals wear ...
After a quick spot of breakfast at the hostel, we got a Tuk Tuk to Negombo train station. The Tuk Tuk driver told me that my beard made me look like a Muslim, which I could add to the fact that I was called Australian, German and Czech (?!) the day before. We arrived at Negombo station at around 10 am, to catch the 10:28 train to Colombo. Buying a ticket was an absolute doddle and cost us 20p for a 40km journey! Though it was scheduled to take 90mins and would end ...
... of the then British Governor Sir Henry Ward, was so annoyed at what she perceived as tardy Oriental timekeeping that she ordered it's construction. Sir Henry must have been a very active Governor as it was he who also laid out the Colpitty Racecourse, part of which now forms the popular Galle Face Green (see separate tip). The clocktower was built in 1860 and the clock mechanism was made by the same manufacturers that made what ...