There was no way to drive to Colombo on Galle Road so that all supply had to be brought in by boat or helicopter apart from driving all across the mountains.
In fact it took 12 hours to get into Galle from Kandy over long and winding serpentine roads.
After the Tsunami Unawatuna and Galle had been in a sad state as these videos with also eyewitness interviews reveal.
Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa had been looking really good a few days before the Tsunami and many tourists were having a great time.
14 months after the Tsunami Surfcity guest house owner Imco had talked about surfing and the recovery of Unawatuna.
All along the Sri Lankan coast Tsunami survivors were desperately searching for valuable items after the water had simply destroyed and washed away so very much.
Galle Road had shown incredible amounts of debris on both sides in between Galle and Unawatuna.
Never before Galle Road had looked like this and since then the fear of another Tsunami is crawled in almost everywhere.