Move, a sri lankan routine
Developing country, the 20 million inhabitants of Sri Lanka are affected by the dilapidation and the lack of transportation infrastructures. Either by foot, bicycle, motorbike, tuk-tuks or even bus, the sri lankan mobility is largely weakened by the current road network.
Economic partner in process, the World Bank Group finances enhancement works for the road system. Hundred of km have already been renewed and improved. The network tends to be extended in order to optimise connections between the main cities of the country.
British Empire’s inheritage and mainly used for the freight transport at that time, the railway network remains well built, linking the most important economic areas. 300 000 Sri Lankan use it daily, given that the train is still a cheap option to commute.
On board, the journey often turns into a picturesque adventure. Stop in the middle of nowhere, astonishing landscapes, slowness of the train, some chats with locals, so many unexpected situations that make this fleeting trip through the sri lankan routine so special.