I will fly into Colombo at 3.30 am this Sunday and am to meet my girlfriend at the airport at 9 pm that evening before we get a ride to Kandy. (She is arriving on a separate flight.) So, I will have a lot of time on my hands. I was thinking of venturing down to Galle. Is this feasible? I see that Rajadhani Express has a train that goes down that way (7 am departure and something like a 2.30 pm return to Colombo). Is the ride about three hours each way? Is there another option to get to Galle, especially directly from the airport?
I had thought of just staying put in Colombo, but would rather spend my final day in Sri Lanka (I have a midnight departure) in the capital.
Thanks for any tips.