Sri Lanka's president has reinstated a 37-year-long ban on women buying alcohol - just days after the restriction was lifted by his finance minister.

However, the India Blue bowlers put up a spirited performance and ensured they never let the opposition batsmen settle in.

The Sri Lankan side was skittled out in 45.4 overs.

He returned with impressive figures of 4-36 and was ably supported by Ravindu Sanjana (3-42) and Nuwanidu Fernando (2-41).

For India Blue, opener Himashu Rana top scored with a 90-ball 78, laced with 10 boundaries.

About as far south as it is possible to get on the island, and only 600 km north of the Equator, this closest beach to the sun forms a sweeping half circle around the blue waters and is considered, thanks to the reef that protects it from tall waves, one of the best in Sri Lanka.

Somebody told me it is ranked among ‘the 12 best in the world’ while another source claims that Discovery Channel named it #1, and generally all websites put it in the top 100s, though I wonder how you’d measure something like that without visiting every beach on the planet.Not bad at all, I think to myself as I suck the juicy brains out of an especially succulent tiger prawn.As some habitual readers of my more serious writings know, I have a thing for zombie flicks in which deranged ‘foodies’ eat each other’s brains.For the islanders, only wicket-keeper Nishan Madushka (44) and Ravindu Sanjana (28) showed some resistance with the bat, all other batsmen made a beeline for the dressing room.Meanwhile, in the third-place playoff at the Wankhede Stadium, India Green defeated India Red by 21 runs.I’m taking a break in Unawatuna after a heavy sightseeing schedule that included the Cultural Triangle (which will be the subject of a future column), 10-course culinary feasts at rock-bottom rates in roadside eateries, handmade eco-friendly non-toxic Papier d’Elephant paper made of elephant poop sold in the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage souvenir shop, and meeting the local septuagenarian Samuel Perera who acted in the seven-Oscar-winning David Lean movie from 1957 — The Bridge on the River Kwai — as ‘Jungle Boy’ which made him into a village star at the age of nine. He looks like an overage ‘beach boy’, the sort of male sex workers that Sri Lanka’s beaches have been notorious for.