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request for information travel from Gampala to Airport

bolton
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request for information travel from Gampala to Airport

Dear Forum

This is just to enquire :

I am going to be staying in a place called Yakkala which is near Gampala

In the event I would need to get a taxi from this area to the airport please does anyone know if one is readuily available, how long the journey is, and how much it would cost appromimately.

Also, please do anyone know what the telephone no of a local taxi firm would be in this area

Your kind help in this would be most appreciated

Ian

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1. Re: request for information travel from Gampala to Airport

Hi Ian,

Gampala? Do you mean Gampaha? Or do you mean Gampola?

The only Yakkala that I remember is on Colombo-Kandy road - about 30 km from Colombo and 5 km from Gampaha.

Hans

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2. Re: request for information travel from Gampala to Airport

Dear Hans

Thank you for your help. The postings I made said Gampola but it seems I must mean Gampaha not Gampola

In this regard please would you read all the queries about Gampala to be Gamapaha

Yours with thanks

Ian

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3. Re: request for information travel from Gampala to Airport

Hi again Ian,

Taxis are easily available everywhere in Lanka. Just ask the hotel/guesthouse where you stay or the nearest tuk tuk driver.

Distance from Yakkala to the airport is about 25 km, so a car/van will cost LKR 1600-1700, a tuk tuk about LKR 1000.

I have only seen taxi companies in Colombo advertising phone nos on the internet.

Hans

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4. Re: request for information travel from Gampala to Airport

Hi Again Hans

Thank you for this information it is most helpful.

Please may I enquire - would you happen to know if there is any street map online of this area (Yakkala) or if not some road map online.

Yours with thanks

Ian

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5. Re: request for information travel from Gampala to Airport

Hi Ian,

I never found any decent downloadable maps of Sri Lanka. You can buy road maps (1:500,000) with city plans of most important cities in Sri Lanka.

Hans

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6. Re: request for information travel from Gampala to Airport

Hi Ian,

There are good historical sites are to be visited in this area but unfortunately most of the people are not aware of them. If you are interested may be in the next reply i could tell you some places.

Nishantha

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