We are a couple (34 and 28) that really wanted to see what Sri Lanka had to offer. We crammed a lot into 2 weeks and Sisira helped us with the arrangements and itinerary from the start. Sisira was not only able to draw up an itineray for us but was able to outline the costs for all activities we wanted to partake in ahead of time, this was really useful in organising how much money we would need for the trip. Sisira took care of booking all activities for us along the way, giving us peace of mind that everything was taken care of along the way.
Not all drivers go the extra mile for you. Sisira was right there with us climbing every mountain (way ahead of us all the time!) - it must be noted here that not many drivers do this at all - taking us through every site and answering every question we had. Sisira possesses a wealth of knowledge, providing us with all the history and culture of every site we went to. He joined us in every activity we partook in, jumping into jeeps with us and boarding boats in rough seas. He was never late, always early and very accommodating.
Sisira is a good natured and laid back individual, very kind-hearted and not too pushy, he was also one to give you your space as tourists and as a couple travelling together. There was no pressure to do anything we didn't want to and he always catered to our needs, he always gave us the opportunity to decide on how the day panned out and made sure we were ok with it.
During our trip, there was an accommodation that didn't quite pan out and Sisira was happy to assist us in finding an alternative accommodation very late at night in Sigiriya.
We wanted to catch the beautiful train from Nuwara Eliya to Ella; we had booked tickets ourselves online months in advance, but sadly the pre-bookable tickets sold out early due to the school holidays. When we met up with Sisira he went out of his way on several occasions to check at different train stations to see if there were any unreserved tickets available. He even went to the train station the morning of in the pouring rain at 8am! Whilst we were still in bed in freezing Nuwara Eliya.
Sisira knew the best places to eat in every city we went, pointing out the best eateries serving traditional Sri Lankan foods.
Sisira is a driver that goes above and beyond for you. He possesses a great character and personality and made us feel comfortable along the journey. He knew where to buy specific souvenirs and even helped us bargain! We had many a great laugh and by the end of the trip he felt like family. In short Sisira took care of us.
He played a huge part in our holiday and will never be forgotten! Would definitely recommend Sisira to anyone who wants to see the beauty, history and culture that Sri Lanka has to show.