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Old 03-29-2004, 08:58 PM
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Default Going to Sri-lanka, island off India????

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Got a contract for a couple of small power plants to start up in Sri-lanka. Its an island off the coast of India. Has anyone heard of this place??? I'll be there for 2 or 3 weeks.


Any insite on this place would be helpful. I'll be flying into Colombo.

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It's a VERY poor country. Be careful of what you eat and drink.... sanitation in most parts of the country is not what you would call "good."

Do a google search and I'm sure you'll come up with all kinds of info.

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About 20 of my crew were from there..When I was in the Middleeast..

On the good side the absolute best Tea in the World, Plenty of fresh vegetables and Fruit..

The Sri-Lankans I had were respectful , nice people and very good workers Plus they Liked Americans ; the native ones are Buddhists.

The down side a guerrilla war (caused back in history by the British who brought in Indians to pick Tea and they eventually became the Tamils)

I had both factions in my factory and never had a problem ever.. They do a lot of Fiberglass there Check it out..Barefoot in wet glass LOL no for real !!
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Steve about covered it. My roomate a while back was shrilankin. They are a nation of VERY wealthy and very poor.

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Well , I'm still here. I should be coming homing this week.


I found out they have some really cheap software and also dvd movies. They also sell hacker software here.

A buddy of mine just bought 10 dvd's new in the box for 20 bucks. They were all new releases!

Any recommendations on software that might be nice to have??????????
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But will the Dvd's play once he gets back? I just got your email bro When you get back we have to pick up where we left off with the skis....I'll get Gottahaveit! to drag his sea doo along too
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Sri-Lanka... sure.... it used to be called Ceylon.... I understand there is some civil strife there... don't get kidnapped and held for ransom by the Tamil Separatists.
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The software and dvd's he bought all work with no problems.
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Pay attention to your surroundings, if you want trouble it is never far in a third world country, know the number to the embassy or consulate, get a brief on terrorist activity in the area from the state department web site.
enjoy the food, just take some ammodia (sp) ad. have fun. i will be in a oversea's for a couple of weeks, in a not so great place as well. good luck
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