Category Archives: Sri Lanka

Trying to understand Sri Lanka

A bit long, but very good article, which gave me such revelations as to why it is so difficult for Sri Lankans to really, truly become a united people: Extremism is fuelled by ignorance. In Sri Lanka, every religious community … Continue reading

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Ironman Colombo ‘discontinued’

Cancelling a sporting event originally scheduled for February 2020 does reflect the trust everyone is NOT having in this country getting back up on her feet anytime soon … This is the second time now Ironman is giving up on Sri … Continue reading

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Limited News Coverage

If rumors are to be trusted (and at this point this is pretty much all we can go on) then local media has been “urged” or “cautioned” to hold back on news reporting. ‘For security reasons’ Very little info was … Continue reading

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The Morning Headlines!

Yup, everything is peachy here … will update as news are coming … And curfew again tonight.

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Aaaaaaand we are back to island-wide CURFEW!

Notice how this article does not say ANYTHING about WHY? In a similar post earlier they at least said ‘tense situation’ From the rumor mill we hear that local media is under orders to not report anything. From foreign news … Continue reading

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No, things are NOT back to normal NOR does it feel safe.

The politicians and other ‘hungry for airtime’ mouth pieces are trying everything to assure the people that things are back to normal. There was a big press conference last week claiming that all suspects have been caught or are dead … Continue reading

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Oh look, another warning!

This came across my news desk today and is being backed up by an email from the Japanese Embassy. They go more into detail saying (via google translate) “It is the Ramadan month of Islam until around June 7 here. … Continue reading

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Xenophobia

Nowhere have I felt more like a unwelcome foreigner as I do here in Sri Lanka. This is just one example, a comment on an article in the news today. Mirrors a wide spread sentiment here.

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Fresh Air

When you think about a nice stroll along the Indian Ocean in Colombo has anything to do with getting some fresh air … you might want to reconsider …

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Sakura?

We have this one big tree that sheds (at least twice a year) all those pink blossoms and makes our front area look like Japan in spring.       (Photo by Ritsu)

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Welcome to our new reality!

This is now our new view when coming out of the house … The office across the street got 2 armed army guards and they quickly set up a new shed for them. Of course we benefit from the added … Continue reading

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Speed Session

Very carefully we are getting back into group runs. We had cancelled the City Run event last Sunday for obvious security concerns and even now, we do not advertise our group runs on Facebook, but only in our private chat … Continue reading

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Pretty quiet today … here’s a picture of a cat!

Sooooo, there were no further attacks / explosions / significant revelations today, which is good news. I’d like to believe that the ample & detailed warnings we got might have deterred whoever is still out there from blowing stuff up. … Continue reading

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Here we go again?

It was nice for a change to not have a curfew last night and that Sunday was relatively quiet … But it is Monday now and new warnings are being issued. Update 7PM And this just in … basically house … Continue reading

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Still Running

Keeping it a bit shorter than usual, but still going out every day. Friday = scheduled rest day

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