I know the scenery would be nice from a train window, and we may work our way back by train/bus - but a 6-hour overland journey on day 1 isn't what I want.
Air Taxis run on a charter basis, but you need 4 people to book the flight (we are only 2) - see http://www.srilankan.aero/airtaxi/ . Thinking of doing this journey on 23/24/25 December 2005. It's200 one way (we're obviously not coming back). Any takers ?