My Adventures in Sri Lanka

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Submitted by jtgagnon on Thu, 2006-06-29 21:00

Inspired by Jason's posting of his trip to China, I thought I'd post some of my own pics from my time in Sri Lanka last year. I spent 2 and a half months working in Colombo and Kandy on judicial reform projects - easily the most memorable time of my life. Sri Lanka, as you may or may not be aware, has suffered from a 20+ year long civil conflict, which - despite a ceasefire - is currently spiraling backwards into what could very well become a state of all out war...again. I hope this doesn't happen, as "the Resplendent Isle" is truly a captivating place.

The country is one of the most fascinating I've been to. Political issues aside, the place truly is paradise. During my last two weeks, I moved into small beach-house in Mt. Lavinia and worked while enjoying the numerous visual pleasures to be seen on the beach. The pictures I've attached are of numerous things, from the Presidential Secretariat, to a sunset, to some ancient art, to a bottle of the most glorious drink I've ever had - Arrack (if you ever get your hands on some, you'll never want to part ways with it).

So, should you ever get a chance to go there (of course, with due regard to your safety in the event of war), I'd strongly encourage you to do so. It the closest thing to paradise I've found yet.

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