Hello, did you get the train and did it work out ok?
You can travel up to Matara by train & then use buses to Dickwella (if you are starting from Colombo). find the train tt and select a train to Matara, then use buses to Dickwella. during day time you will find buses without any difficulties from Matara main bus stand.
Go to Colombo private bus stand & take line #32 (non air con) buses with 'Kataragama' or 'Tangalle' destinations..they are passing Dickwella.
Yes that's cab, around Rs 16,000 including tolls. 4 hours.
<Erik> & [Sandya]