Faculty Trip - 2007

Last weekend I participated for the first faculty trip organized by our faculty in it's short 5 year history. Well it was a historical moment where more than 150 students participated for the trip from 4 batches. 3 university buses were used for the trip. According to the trip plan we were suppose to visit Knuckles mountain range and Wasgamuwa National Park. Nearly 20 students from my batch(Batch4) participated the trip.


But unfortunately because of the heavy rain we couldn’t visit some places that we planned, heavy rain foiled every thing. We were planning to have a mountain hiking at Knuckles and visit tow beautiful waterfalls.
Road to Knuckles mountain park is very difficult. Specially with large university buses. It was very difficult to drive on that road. In one place one of the buses get stuck in a bend.


On that day we were able to visit "Pitawala Pathana", a high plain and "Punchi Lokanthaya", small Worlds End. Both were covered by heavy mist, we couldn’t see more than few feet. So obviously we couldn’t see any thing at "Punchi Lokanthatya".





Next day (Saturday), as it was on Friday heavy rain foiled every thing. We have to cancel mountain hiking at Knuckels and we continue our trip to Wasgamuwa national park. We were able see quite a few wild life there. Peacock, verities of cranes, Dears, Foxes, monkeys and an Elephant. Near Mahaweli river we were caught in heavy rain again.


Finally we went to visit "Sorabora Wewa", master peice of anciant Sri Lankan irrigation technology. We spent nearly 1 1/2 hours at "Sorabora Wewa".
Then It was time to go home. Return trip took very long time. So when I came home it was around 4am in the morning.
This trip was not as fun as our Batch trip to Sinharaja. But any way we all had a very good time together. And it was a very good occasion to get away from the office life.

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