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Weddings, Home-coming, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Scuba Diving and coming home.

February 21st, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Well I’ve been a bit lazy with teh bloggin lately. I took two weeks leave to spend some time in the motherland (Sri Lanka) attending weddings, home-comings and visiting the relatives amongst a bit of chillaxing. I have to admit, whilst I haven’t talked much (openly) about the civil war, its clear that things are definately moving along.

Security is incredibly tight, the drive from the main airport down to my aunt’s house (and previously where we lived) in Moratuwa via Galle Road was incredibly tight. We got checked close to 5 times along the way – can’t be suprised really, I look real dodgy (with a wierd accent). Even at 3-4am (when we left the airport) every 200-300m there was atleast one army officer loaded awaiting any threat.

Drivers are recorded in a log – license/ID’s checked, passengers are also checked (in my case my passport was checked as I dont have a national ID card), sometimes they even checked our bags. Thankfully, in the time I was there, no issues occured. The majority of the people seem to have a chilled attitude about the war, hopeful for a brighter tomorrow and peace & harmony for all ethnic groups there.

However last night it seems the LTTE has managed to fly two planes and hit some targets in Colombo. Which is rather disappointing considering they are now tucked into a 90-100 square km block.

Right now, I’m sitting at KLIA inching towards boarding time, so I better run off.

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  1. adrianm92
    February 21st, 2009 at 12:27 | #1

    wow, this is the 2nd time that I heard about it…

  2. February 23rd, 2009 at 00:23 | #2

    yea that air raid surprised me too, cant imagine where their runways are. still its almost over I must say, must feel like a relief eh ?

  3. February 23rd, 2009 at 18:06 | #3

    heh yeah, hopefully this means the country can stop bleeding and start healing 🙂

  1. February 22nd, 2009 at 15:41 | #1