New Year’s Day


The sun came out early. The gloom  and rain of the previous few days were gone and red kites were circling over head, stark against a bright blue sky. It was hard not be elated. Brunch was the first business of the day. Rice was cooked with coconut milk, as they do in Sri Lanka on all…

Seeing 2011 In…


Mount Lavinia beach was packed with New Year’s Eve revelers. The placid blue ocean lapped against the long crescent of golden sand. Fairylights glittered and fireworks exploded overhead. There was music and dancing and lots of eating and drinking. “People are out enjoying their new found freedom” a ‘Wealth Manager’ in a black silk shirt…