Last month I was fit enough to climb the 200m-high Sigiriya
Rock in Sri Lanka.
It also has the most sacred of all Buddhist shrines, the Temple Of The Tooth, the extraordinary painted caves of Dambulla - the colours here are as vibrant as when they were first painted over 2,000 years ago - and the spectacular rock of Sigiriya
is one location which we can market and communicate the proud history of Sri Lanka.
But after suffering one of the most apocalyptic defeats in their limited-overs history, Vaughan's men should have crawled under the monolithic Sigiriya
rock just up the road.
The Ambassador presented the State Secretary with a poster showing the rock fortress of Sigiriya
and reminded him of his visit there during the past year.
Scheduled services from BIA to Sigiriya
, Batticaloa and Trincomalee will be rolled out in the succeeding weeks as Cinnamon Air augments its fleet with a wheeled Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft.
The highlights are the world heritage sights of Polonnaruwa - home to three awe-inspiring statues of the Buddha - and the water gardens of Sigiriya
No doubt Weerawansa can be forgiven for not going to University because all who aspire to go to the University cannot do so, but he cannot be forgiven for not going to Sigiriya
as anyone who wants to visit Sigiriya
can do so at will.
At the other end, partners came and went like a procession of lemmings jumping off the cliff-edge up the road at the famous Sigiriya
The exhibition featuring 40 photographs of historic sites in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya
, Dambulla, Kandy and Kelaniya will continue up to 16 April.
The participants of the Pad Yatra had the unique opportunity to see and experience, on foot, a vast area of the country including Sri Pada , Kandy, Matale, Dambulla, Sigiriya
, Polannaruwa, Anuradhapura and Jaffna.
Over 15 days, "Splendours Of Sri Lanka" visits Anuradhapura, Mihintale, Sigiriya
, Kandy and Nuwara, from pounds 749.