Return To Sri LankaIt has been many years since I Last visited Sri Lanka. Circumstances then, were very different for both me and Sri Lanka, (The Pearl Of The Indian Ocean). In those days it was engulfed in an abysmal civil war. A Nation that was once destined to a global jewel, eclipsed by cheerless clouds of bloodshed and sorrow. Myself, I was emerging from my own personal shadows, one and a half years of hospitalisation and 52 reconstructive operations had put me on my feet and brought me to this confluence of paradise and purgatory. I was still in the service and my presence there was in my official capacity, thus I was not merely an observer of the disparaging situation. My memories were of nostalgic bonds that only brothers-in-arms know of. Painfully poignant, in the fact that not a single comrade survives today.
But now, the clouds have faded away. Hope and promise shine on this land of wonder. But still I caution you.