According to the Seat61 website there is a night train from Polonnawura to Colombo at 22.25, but when I search on the www.gic.gov.lk site it doesn't come up. Does anyone know if this still runs, and if it is every day?
We want to get the night train to Colombo to arrive on 2nd April for the cricket (thus avoiding a night in an extortionate Colombo hotel) , but we have to guarantee getting this night train, otherwise i've got to rejig the itinerary to find a different way to get there in time.
I've also read that you can only book the tickets at the station up to 10 days in advance. Does anyone know of guest houses/ travel agencies in Polonnaruwa that will do this for you? We will only be arriving in Polonnaruwa the day before so don't want to chance not getting tickets.