Postcard From Sri Lanka: Roadworks in Progress
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The Sri Lankan roadwork signs on today’s postcard look almost as bashed-up as Sri Lanka’s streets do. The asphalt is regularly destroyed by the Monsoon rains and streets basically have to get new tar every year. Keeping up with this Sisyphean task brings the country to its financial limits. The result is streets on which no vehicle can drive any faster than 60 kilometers per hour – when 100 are allowed. This doesn’t affect the tourists that fly into Colombo and stay in the South-West so much but it makes driving around Sri Lanka an annoying way of locomotion. Better take the train to get to the East.