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December 3, 2003

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We returned to Colombo and completed our Sri Lankan circuit. Sri Lanka feels more developed than India - it's easier to find consumer and entertainment goods - yet Colombo seems like it could be a backwater suburb of big cities on the sub-continent. We shopped at a few malls, enjoyed a Western style meal at the World Trade Center deli (the best deal in Sri Lanka), and felt the irony of Buddhist pagodas being patrolled by heavily armed soldiers.
My father sent us correspondence to his friend, Justice Sharvananthan, who served as the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka's Supreme Court. Wow! We received a copy of the Justice's book about Sri Lankan law so no more excuses about law-breaking here.