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What are the road conditons like in Sri Lanka?

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Although Sri Lanka is a small island, you must appreciate that many roads are still of poor quality, single-lane each way (at best), and populated with all kinds of 'traffic' like cows, dogs, bullock carts, bicycles, scooters, paddy tractors, motorcycles, vans, cars, lorries, buses, pedestrians, and the dreaded pot-holes, which slows the average speed to 30-40 km per hour.

In the Hill Country, the roads can be tortuous - very windy, and in some areas, they are a series of hair-pin bends going on for many miles - and so you need to be patient when travelling on the road! Therefore, it is suggested that you gauge the length of your journey by time rather than distance.

The good news is that Sri Lankan transport is building new highways making it faster to get around.
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