“All I am saying is give peace a chance,” John Lennon famously sang. A visit to Sri Lanka will prove the wisdom of his words.
A country once bitterly divided by a civil war between the North and South, stability finally came four years ago when the Tamil Tigers finally gave up violence for diplomacy.
Since that time this country defined by its raw natural beauty has gradually healed year on year, helped by an increasing number of tourists drawn to its beaches, landscapes and wildlife.
The nation of the Lion and the Sword, the country’s crest, is finally beginning to enjoy the spoils of peace not war.