The tragedy of Sri Lanka

For months now, Sri Lanka has been in the grip of an economic crisis that has devastated the country and utterly impoverished most of its citizens. The latest news is that the Presidential Palace has been stormed and the Prime Minister’s home has been burned down.

It is something of a joke among my family and friends that, when I visit a country, shortly afterwards there is some sort of catastrophe. You can see what I mean from this blog posting.

I had hoped, when I visited Sri Lanka in 2017, that I was seeing a stable country following the terrible civil war. But recent events have shown how wrong I was. To have an idea of how wonderful this country is, you can read the account of my holiday.


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