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TRANSPORT

 

TOP 10 OLD MEANS OF TRANSPORT IN SRI LANKA

1. Palanquin (covered or uncovered chair carried by a man at the front and rear; used by high society)

2. Rickshaw (passenger cart; pulled by a man)

3. Thirikkale (single bull passenger bullock cart; used by high society mainly for racing)

4. Bakki Karaththe (single bull passenger bullock cart with more legroom; used by high society)

5. Bara Karaththe (two bull bullock cart for hauling loads; used by commoners)

6. Barabage (single bull bullock cart for hauling loads; used by commoners)

7. Padda-Boats (large flat-bottomed barges, square at each end and punted along with a pole)

8. Balu-Oruwa – square sail canoe with single outrigger

9. Palu-Oruwa – lateen sail canoe with double outrigger

10. Canoe (with or without outrigger and no sail; used for fishing in lakes)

 

TOP 10 MODERN MEANS OF TRANSPORT IN SRI LANKA

1. Aircraft

2. Helicopter

3. Train

4. Public Bus

5. Tourist Coach

6. Tourist/Rental Van

7. Tourist/Rental Car

8. Tuk Tuk (Three-Wheeler)

9. Motorcycle

10. Bicycle

 

TOP 10 AIRLINE OPERATORS IN SRI LANKA

1. Sri Lankan Airlines (international destinations – Airbus A320/A321/A330)

2. Mihin Lanka (international destinations – Airbus A319/A320/A321)

3. Cinnamon Air (Cessna 208 Amphibious, Cessna 208 Grand Caravan)

4. Helitours (Bell 206/212/412, Mil Mi-17, Harbin Y-12, Xian MA60, Antonov AN-32)

5. Simplifly (Bell 206, Robinson R66)

6. Daya Aviation (Bell 407, Cessna Grand Caravan, Beechcraft Baron, Jetstream 32)

7. Senok Aviation (Eurocopter AS350)

8. Deccan Aviation (charters – Bell 206B, Cessna C152/206, Airvan GA-8)

9. FITS Air (domestic – Cessna Grand Caravan; also international cargo)

10. Fly Sri Lanka (flying training – Cessna 152, Piper Seneca PA34; also charters)

 

TOP 10 OLD BRITISH BUSES USED IN SRI LANKA

1. Leyland T-Class Regal

2. Leyland TD Tiger

3. RFW Regal IV Coach

4. Leyland C-Class Cub

5. Daimler D-Class Double-decker

6. Guy Arab Double-decker

7. Leyland RTL Double-decker

8. Leyland RTW Double-decker

9. Leyland RT Double-decker

10. AEC Routemaster Double-decker

 

TOP 10 AIRLINE AIRCRAFT OF SRI LANKA

1. Douglas DC-3 (Dakota) – Air Ceylon

2. Aerospatiale N262 (Nord) – Air Ceylon

3. Hawker Siddeley HS 748 (Avro) – Air Ceylon

4. Hawker Siddeley Trident – Air Ceylon/Air Lanka

5. Boeing B707 – Air Ceylon/Air Lanka

6. Boeing B737 – Air Ceylon/Air Lanka

7. Lockheed L1011 Tristar – Air Lanka

8. Airbus A319/A320/A321 – Sri Lankan Airlines/Mihin Air

9. Airbus A330 – Sri Lankan Airlines

10. Airbus A340 – Sri Lankan Airlines

 

TOP 10 OLD CANALS OF SRI LANKA

1. Ancient Sinhalese Canal: Yodha Ela (Giant’s Canal) from Kala Wewa to Tissa Wewa

2. Dutch Canal: Kelani River - Pamunugama - Hendala (Hamilton Canal)

3. Dutch Canal: Grandpass - Beira Lake - Colombo Waterfront (San Sebastian Canal)

4. Dutch Canal: Negombo – Chilaw – Puttalam (Negombo Canal)

5. Dutch Canal: Puttalam – Kalpitiya

6. Dutch Canal: Kirillapone – Nedimale – Dehiwela (Dehiwela Canal)

7. Dutch Canal: Gin Ganga - Mahamodera, near Galle (Keppu Ela)

8. Dutch Canal: Polwatte Ganga at Welimada – Nilwala Ganga near Matara Fort

9. Dutch Canal: Vanderkoen Bay - Batticaloa - Samanthurai

10. British Canal: Anstruther Canal, Kalutara (Bolgoda Lake – Kalu Ganga)

 

TOP 10 RAILWAY TUNNELS OF SRI LANKA

1. Singimale Tunnel (Pool Bank Tunnel), Hatton (longest tunnel in Sri Lanka) – 560 metres

2. Meangala Tunnel (having the voodoo of many fatal accidents)

3. Moragalla Tunnel, Balana – 360 metres

4. Pattipola Tunnel, Pattipola – 322 metres

5. Bandarawela Tunnel, Bandarawela – 202 metres

6. Mirigama Tunnel – 125 metres

7. Idalgashinna Tunnel – 60 metres

8. Diyathalawa Tunnel – 100 metres

9. Kadugannawa Tunnels No.4 & No.5 – 285 metres & 210 metres

10. Ohiya Tunnels No.22, No.23, No.28, No.29 & No.34 – 125, 141, 101, 181 & 171 metres

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