Starting March 6th cheer your team as cricket takes centre stage with Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh battling to win the Nidahas Trophy 2018, a tri-nation T20 series to celebrate the island’s 70th year of independence.
All matches will be played at the same venue, Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium. Colombo has its top spots, for the visitors to stretch their legs between matches and enjoy some fun. There’s ample time to explore the beauty of the city in-between matches or anytime during their stay.
Chill out on the Mount Lavinia beach for instance where the monsoon winds have blown east and the western winds have calmed. Where the Colombo sea is in season. Turquoise blue, calm with its morning waves nothing more than a ripple on the lake. Grab a stroll in the evening on Galle Face Green or walk or jog on its marine walk and feel the sea breeze on your face.
If history is your calling, take a visit to the Colombo Museum and see the artifacts of Sri Lanka’s past, including evidence of its pioneering irrigational and engineering work over 2000 years old and then walk down to the nearby Independence Square built to commemorate Nation’s freedom from the British seventy years ago. Its pathways also make it an ideal place for the keep fit to jog, cycle or walk. The Independance Sqaure shopping arcade is also just a short distance away. The Colombo Racecourse provides a beautiful environment to relax and enjoy. Another walking track is located at the nearby Vihara Maha Devi Park, formerly called Victoria Park by the British, sited next to the dome shaped Colombo Town Hall. A few miles away from Colombo is the Diyawanna Oya on which the Sri Lanka Parliament building rests on a manmade island. Nearby, along with walking tracks, boat rides on the lake are on offer.
Visit the Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo 2 where in the midst of religion, is found a temple of art from around the world. In Kochchikade visit the Church of St Anthony, a church long known for its miracles. Close by is the Ponnambalam Vanesvara Kovil the biggest kovil in Colombo and the only one built entirely in stone.
In the evening, the Dutch Hospital and its surroundings awaits to treat you to a night of entertainment. With many bars and restaurants its Colombo’s square. There are many places for sight-seeing, shopping, dining and to enjoy yourself (see Colombo and Shopping) while cheering your team to victory.
Sri Lanka V India
India V Bangladesh
Sri Lanka V Bangladesh
Sri Lanka V India
India v Bangladesh
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh