Finally the much awaited SpiceJet red eye took off at 2:00 am( which was supposed to take off at 11:40am) and landed Colombo at 3:30 am.
I was expecting Srilanka to be similar to India but...The perfect wide highways, super clean roads, awesome buildings, those perfect citizens who follow the traffic rules proved me wrong. I was in love with Colombo city.
Our original plan was to hire a car and go for self driving until Indian high commission ditched us. We chose Malkey car rentals. The service was really good people are very supportive. They organize everything ,take us to Colombo motor office where we can get temporary license to drive.My husband's Indian driving license was a little bit faded on one side because of which we were asked to get a letter from Indian High Commission saying that it is a valid Indian license. We did not get any support/ response from the Indian officers and we were made to wait till 3:30. Since it was a Friday and motor office is closed Saturday/Sunday we were not able to get a license so we hired a driver. Later we realized that we can look up for our details online given the license number which would have probably solved our problem.
We stayed back in Colombo that night and had fun in Bally's Casino :)