Seeking solace in Sri Lanka – MyStatesman.com

Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, May 05, 2018On the three-hour drive from Colombo to Sri Lanka’s far southern coast, my driver says very little. Occasionally he points out a tea plantation, a crew of fishermen working together in one long line to pull a heavy net from the sea or a gleaming, golden Buddha anchoring the exterior of a temple. When he speaks again after a companionable period of silence, I am struck by his words.“Here in Sri Lanka, we have a saying,” he says. “‘Wisdom can be found in traveling.’ I wish you much wisdom.”
Feeling as if I have been blessed, I’m stunned to a meditative quietude. I gaze out the window, trying to drink in the vistas of the Spice Island, formerly Ceylon, which until recently had been ravaged by the horrors of a 30-year civil war. Only since 2009 have travelers ventured back, and just recently luxury resorts have begun sprouting up, many along the island nation’s coasts, where pristine beaches separate the tumultuous Indian Ocean…

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