By train across Sri Lanka | DW Documentary
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By train across Sri Lanka | DW Documentary

September 1, 2019


  • Reply Pop Style May 12, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Believe me or not, anyway the European step colonies there will be poorest or violence community

  • Reply subramanian kanjinkattu May 13, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Great …

  • Reply Jatoi Jatoi May 15, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Beautiful. Sri from Pakistan…💛💚💜💖💛💖

  • Reply Black Swan May 18, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Nicely shot video about a great railway line. Thanks to the British who built it and to the Lankans who maintain it

  • Reply Can I get Subscribers With No Videos May 19, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Many thing british did resulted on positive aspects. British will be remebered for the train made in myanmar, india, bangladesh, shrilanka during their colonization period…great british engineering work.

  • Reply Mila Widuri May 23, 2019 at 12:41 am

    What is the song title from clarence wigewarda that they sing?

  • Reply Genesis4:21 May 24, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    How did they get the train at its place. Where is it made.

  • Reply raj per May 25, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    THE narator says " in 2015 Sri Lankans voted for more democracy "" my foot. !

  • Reply toji oommen May 26, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Interesting stories about Sri Lanka
    well documented keeping it enjoyable to watch

  • Reply Claudiu Ardelean May 26, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    great video! Love Sri Lanka! Greetings from Romania

  • Reply Travel To The World May 27, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    I wish one day i will come in new york city i am waiting for this day😂

  • Reply Survive the Jive May 29, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Beautiful train journey. Great British ingenuity in a wonderful country

  • Reply Rovaid Khan May 30, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    where can i find the soundtrack ?

  • Reply R. K. June 4, 2019 at 6:13 am

    These people are very lucky to live in this all green area. Anywhere else you would have to be a millionaire to live in a place like this.

  • Reply Mid Idriss June 6, 2019 at 4:26 am

    Wow great job what a beautiful place

  • Reply Dead. Rail TO June 6, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    This is my country

  • Reply Himangshu Arnheim Bora June 9, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    My uncle used to work in Colombo and he used to describe how beautiful this country is.Looking forward to visit in the near future.Thanks for this documentary

  • Reply Sunil Ipe June 10, 2019 at 8:51 am

    INR gaining against SL and more indians can visit soon

  • Reply uk 1 June 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Man this comment section is so good.

  • Reply nagappar raveendran June 14, 2019 at 2:23 pm


  • Reply euphoria156 June 15, 2019 at 12:29 am

    2:27 Nostalgic Air of Victoria/British Dictatorship/Tyrants/Slavery , SERIOUSLY ??!!!!! NO NO ONE misses TYRANTS in ANY Country. How DARE you say that ??!!! Shame on you !!!

  • Reply Vinay Khandelwal June 15, 2019 at 6:24 am

    By whatever nomenclature you may call, Indian/Sri Lankan/Hindu/Budhist/……the SIMILARITY and ONENESS is a proof of shared and common cultural heritage.

  • Reply Salih Yagiz June 15, 2019 at 7:15 am


  • Reply G Georg June 15, 2019 at 9:06 am

    When Britons left, they took all the dentist with them.

  • Reply ntombifuthi fica ngwanya June 15, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Lovely, i Enjoyed the entire Video from South Africa 👏👏

  • Reply David Bell June 16, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Be careful what you pray for. The TV should be in 3rd Class.
    Why did the British have to leave?
    Think how prosperous you would be had they stayed.
    The elephants are adorable.

  • Reply Frank Andrew I June 16, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Wow who needs tele with that natural vista

  • Reply Immi Ch June 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    I visited Sri Lanka for a month in 2017. It is a beautiful country.

  • Reply The bat t June 16, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    it is attractive whether its paradise is debateable

  • Reply Ndiritu mahiga June 17, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Sri Lanka be my next tour destination

  • Reply Yod Iamyou June 19, 2019 at 4:16 am

    My sister spent time in Sri Lanka in the 80s, my music students' mom is from there, I would like to go after our trip to Ecuador this fall…thanks for the upload from AZ, USA🦁🦁🦁🦁

  • Reply David Turner June 19, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    When the Muslims killed all those people i canceled my trip. Such a lovely looking place though.

  • Reply Chatushi World saver June 19, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Hi I am from Sri Lanka but I live in a different country for studies

  • Reply Ashvinda Ranasinghe June 19, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    There is one incorrect thing about this video.Narrator said that people in Sri Lanka voted for a new president in 2015 for democracy.But it's a joke.That's what this government shows to the world.But if you ask this question from a Sri Lankan the reply is "no."That is something promised to the Sri Lankans during the election campaign.But we never received it.Instead heavy taxes on everything, bunch of irresponsible parliament ministers and many negative things.But it is very correct that we are living in a paradise.But it is destroying by the people in the parliament.

  • Reply ITEM SHOP JUNKIE June 20, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    ok but i only saw was dense rain forest.

  • Reply Rick Jando June 21, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Looks like a great adventure.

  • Reply Felix Balulu June 22, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Perfect ground and climate for the cultivation of the canabasis Indica or sativa.
    Sri Lanka will be rich in no time.

  • Reply Jonathan Godinho June 22, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Awesome documentary… Very informative and interesting to discover Sri Lanka on a train… 🙂

  • Reply Dr. Albert Schram June 22, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Not only in the hill club time has stood still since 1876, the whole country has been turned into a museum. The educated elite has been dedicated to quarreling and infighting, while unable to provide leadership, and a vision for a sustainable society providing a degree of prosperity, health and education to the majority of the population. Many of them live abroad. while their people suffer.

  • Reply Jackey Ramirez June 23, 2019 at 7:57 am

    wasn't looking for a fucking economic report. Focus shifted from train travel to the state of the country and its economics.

  • Reply Juju Rellama June 23, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    I like curries, Ayurveda,

  • Reply Prithiviraj Saminathan June 23, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    35:05 – the weather is becoming increasingly British! lol!! good one

  • Reply Border Reiver June 28, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    onlt 2 Euros for picking tea all day..they are all treated like slaves by the greedy plantation owners…

  • Reply Ashish Kumar June 30, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    amazing Srilanka love from pakistan 😍

  • Reply Ike Fanfan July 3, 2019 at 10:32 am


  • Reply padma salam July 3, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Sir Lanka is God’s country. My dream is to live there someday. Cheers. 🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂🥂………………xxxxxxxxxxxx.

  • Reply Ridwanul Islam July 4, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Sri Lanka is very Beautiful! 😍

  • Reply Murlidhar shridhar July 4, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Just amazing amazing and amazing..

  • Reply wide awake July 5, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Sri Lankan people are the best on the planet. I know I've spent a long time there. A beautiful country that's full of beautiful people.

  • Reply Eduardo Gavino July 7, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Sri Lanka is one of the best country in Asia, we love them and their wishes are granted. Hoping for your happiness. Thanks

  • Reply Karthik Krk July 8, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Only Sinhalese are shown, where is tamil people in Sri Lanka his area and culture…

  • Reply Nakkeran Nakl July 9, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Yalpanam live

  • Reply K July 9, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Was an unusual experience travelling by train in Lanka.Their system is antiquated but charming.The lines are very poorly maintained.In India we have a much more robust and modern railway network.The station and the signalling systems at Kandy are from the British era .I also found many antique railway engines in the maintenance sheds.The journey to Colombo was like sitting in a tin can.The first class compartment was very modern but it swayed around violently the entire journey because of very the poor track condition.

  • Reply #all_indians_ki_mother_ki_gand_main_danda ? July 10, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Wonderful beauty

  • Reply yadeedya babu July 11, 2019 at 9:10 am

    We are Indians also love Srilanka
    They are very similar to Indians

  • Reply Ali Ali July 11, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Please anybody hear!!tell me why those elephants have no tusks?

  • Reply Srinidhi ಶ್ರೀ July 12, 2019 at 7:07 am

    I'm from India I visited more than please in SriLanka 🙏💝

  • Reply Eddie De Leon July 12, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    nice music introduction … again what Sir is saying the most beautifull line in railway in the world … everyone was saying how beautifull their country was, then what a beautifull place we lived in isn't? would anyone will destroyed it's our gift from heaven … circle of life i believe i have watched it already and when i like it i viewed it again and again thanks

  • Reply Nuresh Namal Edirisinghe July 13, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you for showing my beautiful country to the world 🇱🇰🇱🇰🇱🇰❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply Thambi Rasa July 15, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    I am a sri lanka it is such an amazing country love the emerald eye

  • Reply duminda basnayaka July 15, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    the heaven on earth

  • Reply Ninthuya Sivarajah July 15, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    There are no Srilankan. There are singalese and Tamils and other minorities

  • Reply Adil Khan July 16, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Railways every country devolped only unfounded pak behind i have love my srilankan brther they live a beatiful country

  • Reply Sharun Chandran July 17, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Thanks to the DW team for showing the beautiful srilanka with superb narration…it made my day.

  • Reply Muralidhar Polavarapu July 19, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Beautiful Lanka , Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Sher Hasim July 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Beautiful Sri Lanka! Much love from the Philippines. ❤️🇵🇭

  • Reply Syed123 Dawood July 20, 2019 at 8:53 am

    I am Indian I love Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan people

  • Reply K N Subramanian July 20, 2019 at 11:06 am

    SRILANKA was known as"SIMHALA DVIPAH" in Sanskrit.Later it was called SERENDIP!.The word "SERENDIPITY" meaning chance or accidental discovery has its origin here!.It is a sheer paradise on earth!.

  • Reply Irina Miklashevskaya July 21, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    if india/sri lanka start to collab with Kina it will realy be a good collab for bouth countrys… you have mutch to give and take specially when it comes to tecnology, and india need help with pverty, Kina is like nr 1 in the world with large population and still have balance when it comes to poverty. Plus Kina will be the country in the books who saved specially children from all evil that can happend when you are poor…. you deffenetly gona get my blessings to. and when i say poor people… i mean… so poor you dont anything to eat at all, living out side in a box or on a bentch… and maby die tomorrow because of starvation… that is poor!

  • Reply Chrisantha Hettiaratchi July 21, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Congratulations ,excellent clip to promote my country Sri Lanka.I wish there will be more clips of this nature to so that more outsiders will be attracted to visit Sri Lanka.Wish this will be an eye opener to Sri Lanka Tourist Bureau to showcase our beautiful country.

  • Reply Michael Naputi July 23, 2019 at 8:21 am

    What an awesome journey thank you for sharing .

  • Reply Reincarnation July 24, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    So sweeeeet…elephants relaxing, enjoying in the water! Would love to be there to witness.

  • Reply Alex Granada July 24, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    I think, we may have to add Sri Lanka to our Thailand/Vietnam/Cambodia tour this November. I had a few FB friends from there – great people, I might add – who's been goading me to visit. As usual, great docu from DW. Much respect, from the Philippines.

  • Reply Muawia khizar July 29, 2019 at 9:50 am

    I never expected this. I want to be on that train right now but don't know how a Pakistani and muslim will be treated out there. Lots of love from Pakistan

  • Reply Mihindu Lanka July 30, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Thank You very much for this video, I feel proud of my country Sri Lanka.

  • Reply Damith Sasunika July 31, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    We are so lucky to be born in such a beautiful country. And it's unfortunate to be ruled by a government like this.
    these politicians are ruining our beautiful country

  • Reply rosey R July 31, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    European practice is destroying the country culture and livelihood and no one cares about that. Everyone wants western life.

  • Reply hashan perera August 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    good work,. but i got doubt on how you named a war with terrorists as a civil war. if you can say it, you can say it at Afghanistan too.

  • Reply Venugopal Kothooru August 4, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Really an artistic video with beautiful coverage

  • Reply Rafael Piatkowski August 4, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Came back recently from this "country".Never ever have I met more selfish, rude and ugly people. Total chaos and disintegration. Will not recommend to anyone a trip to this nation.

  • Reply Dead. Rail TO August 5, 2019 at 4:19 am

    My country

  • Reply arjun chalise August 5, 2019 at 4:31 am

    Keep your nation safe from indian expansionist. Indian expansionist ruined the south asian region.

  • Reply NATURAL LANKA August 5, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Nice video

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  • Reply azlaan samad August 5, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    @3:47 wrong map, it's not indian ocean, it's Arabian sea.

  • Reply Vishnu Vardhan Bogyari August 10, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Fantastic journey

  • Reply Ellie C August 11, 2019 at 2:58 am

    Along this documentary journey, I would have liked a timestamp or clarity of the timeframe between, and when arrivng, at each train stop… Towards the end, that suggestive cheesy bath shot at the spa was so unnecessary and incongruous to the spirit of this documentary…

  • Reply vidura Entertainment August 12, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Welcome Bro To My country…I"m sri lanka..

  • Reply Angelo大安 August 16, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    I won’t forget this excellent place! Nearly everyone was friendly towards me! I just had to upload many video about this place!

  • Reply carmie Benz August 16, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Miles of beautiful greenery .

  • Reply Come back Back August 17, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Proud to be our Sri Lanka ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply Eddie De Leon August 18, 2019 at 1:35 am

    good morning … the TRAINS are better than the BUS … that's right Mam and what Sir is saying is that the most beautifull line railway in the word and if my memory serves me right, a lady In Omyakon wherein the temperature dropped sometimes below the unbearable one and also says she will not live any where for she loves where she played her role, then by that two comparison our world was equally divided among us isn't it thanks again DW i am glad i travelled again with you and learned what other people do their day to day existence my own understanding and remembering Sir Ronnie Nathanielsz , by blowing of the will of wind and inter twinning our lives became one of ours isn't amazing !!! dakal salamat kaluguran or thanks my friend

  • Reply Shahid Muzammil August 19, 2019 at 4:36 am

    I love Sri Lanka & Sri Lankan People. Huge respect for them From their Pakistani Brother from Pakistan 🇵🇰 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply Anil Mallawarachchi August 19, 2019 at 10:11 am


  • Reply Jim Jones August 21, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Why white people always colonizing (enslaving) people?

  • Reply Timo Allen August 23, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Im totally stoked. Another Train Adventures idea. South America has another I want to do and then the America West Coast, and the West coast Will take the Train to Chicago from Portland OR..

  • Reply Lalani Faure August 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    I am proud to be a Srilankan it is my home land and I love my Birthplace and educated.God Bless Srilanka and Srilankan

  • Reply Mamu Prsd August 27, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Make it clear,pass on overhannd..👨‍👨‍👧‍👧🙏💏👀💞

  • Reply Vellanki Sai Pradeep August 29, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Wish I could visit some day

  • Reply maxillrockx August 30, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Those vadey vendors are a fucking nuisance. Keep on going up and down 20 times even when people don't buy anything. The fuckers must be banned from selling by coming inside the compartment.

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