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Isolation

November 22, 2012 — 1 Comment

Trinco is quite unlike Sri Lanka’s Southern cities. For most of the past thirty some odd decades it was cut off from the rest of the country, isolated due to the Civil war. There aren’t many restaurants in town, and stepping foot in the heart of the city is really like taking a small step back in time.

The economy here is dominated by the sea. Trinco boasts one of the most impressive ports in the world, and many people are employed in the fishing industry. The Navy also plays a crucial role here.

Yesterday, while leisurely bathing in the sea, I was quite amused to see a cow wander down the desolate beach. Coastal and pastoral were not two words I ever connected, and I was a bit take aback by the cow’s presence on the sand (as were the stray dogs).