[US to Sri Lanka and Nepal 2012] Ashley Holbrook on Sri Lanka
Today’s post comes from Sri Lanka/Nepal delegate Ashley Holbrook. As always, her views are hers alone.
It’s 1:30am and we’re saying our final goodbyes to Sri Lanka. These incredibly warm people have opened their homes, their hearts, and even their dance studios. We can’t help but feel that Sri Lanka is in a fragile place. Peace is finally starting to be the normal course of business after decades of conflict. The economy is growing. But the country wrestles with large economic gaps among their citizens and is in the process of determining what a Sri Lankan democracy looks like long term.
We wish these people “all the best,” as they continue to say to us. They have a beautiful country and their people are some of the kindest I’ve ever run across. I am so thankful to have shared this past week with them.