I am arriving at the airport at 4pm and i'm undecided what the best way south is..:
a) get a taxi to negombo, stay over night and then travel by train from negombo to colombo fort and then colombo fort to weligama (with a surfboard and rucksack!)
b) get a taxi to hikkaduwa (i've been quoted80...seems quite expensive), stay overnight and then train to weligama.
I quite like the idea of experiencing the local trains...but don'r know if it will turn out to be a lot of trouble!
Thanks for any advice.