Just to help clarify. I am in the port of Galle which is in the south of Sri Lanka. Magalle is the harbor portion of the town.
You can't cruise this country. The country is at war so restrictions and bureacracy are of the suffocating variety. The boat has to stay put inside a Navy compound.
While in Thailand I met a journalist that wrote an article about me. It is in a magazine for expatriates living in Thailand.