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Need a driver in Sri Lanka?

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Posted March 10, 2015
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On the road again: And no, that's not him on the motorbike. © Ignatius Rake

Then call Thilanga today!

Over the years, I've been ferried around in a fair few countries by a wide variety of different drivers, some great, some terrible, some absolutely psychotic.

However, without doubt, one of the finest professional drivers I've ever had the pleasure to hire has to be a chap called Thilanga, who drove me in air-conditioned comfort from Colombo to Trincomalee (Trinco) and back in Sri Lanka.

A consummate professional, Thilanga is a highly experienced and thoroughly competent driver with excellent English and a great deal of local knowledge.

Thus, should you find yourself in need of a driver in Sri Lanka, I wholeheartedly recommend his services.

As well as driving a new air-conditioned Toyota Belta (also known around the world as a Yaris or a Vios), Thilanga can also arrange minivan transport for larger groups, with his brother also available to drive people around this most beautiful of countries in a Toyota Prius.

To find out more, contact Thilanga by telephone on (+94) 777 868 879 or by sending an email to

The Rake & Herald does not run advertorials.

This is a genuine recommendation.

To see a video of my journey to Trinco and back with Thilanga at the wheel (and no, he's not the tuk-tuk driver at the start and end), have a click of this.

See also Trinco and back, posted 7/6/12.

Ignatius Rake
is a freelance journalist, geographer and world traveller who has visited more than 70 countries on six continents. In 2013, he represented the UK at the Fourth Annual Smoke's Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship in Toronto, coming an abysmal last and getting his arse royally whipped by Rake & Herald reader and Major League Eating speedscarfing supremo Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut. He has been known to like a pint.

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