Sri Lanka depart for World Cup opener in Hambantota by helicopter

Sri Lanka depart for World Cup opener in Hambantota in helicopter

The Sri Lanka cricket team depart the team hotel in Colombo by bus to an air force airbase nearby to board a helicopter on February 18, 2011. They travelled by helicopter to the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota for their opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 against Canada on February 20. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA.

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Anonymous's picture

Where will the teams stay in Hambantota ? Don't know of any 5 star hotel over there....

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There was some talk awhile back that SLC had booked a cruise liner for the teams and officials.

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The teams and officials are most likely at the renovated Peacock hotel, Hambantota. It has been upgraded but certainly is not 5-star, not even close to it!

If a cruise liner had anchored at Hambantota port, state-run media would have shown it with much pomp and such news,

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It's show time boyz... Let's role, c u on the otherside with the cup !!!

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Anonymous (not verified) on February 18, 2011 - 22:44.
Get a Life moron.SL air force rox.SL team would hv been proud to get in to the SL Air force chopper..

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nice pics man!! i love this site!!

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