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A British Bike-rider spies Jayasuriyagama amidst the foliage and all that local cricket

March 21, 2016

VISIT http://www.elakiri.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1687848

BIKE MAN 499 In most other countries, young men would be playing football or volleyball. Not in Sri Lanka: the popular activity in the water was cricket practice, and the aquatic diving catches (or unsuccessful attempts) could be quite balletic (pic).

BIKE MAN C 11 There was drier cricket being played on many places elsewhere (pic). This is the nearest your typical Sri Lankan batsman gets to a forward defensive. No wonder Geoffrey Boycott never settled here. 

bIKE MAN C 33As it happened, later on I saw a sign pointing to ‘Sanath Jayasuriyagama’ (‘gama’ means ‘village’). It’s one of two villages set up by cricketers (the other being Mavan Atapattu) that provided homes for 100 families whose houses were destroyed in the 2004 tsunami. Having a bike meant I could detour to visit the village (pic), whose streets are all named after cricketers.

ALSO SEE https://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/a-british-bike-mans-bike-ride-in-sri-lanka/

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