Actually much more than impressed.
Especially for someone who is continuously critical of the people in power to a fault. I could also be accused of looking at everything they do through a negative eye.
But during the past few days I have been finding it quite difficult to keep my negative attitude consistent.
It started to shake when the price of the vehicles came down. And then when they started doing up the roads of Colombo, paving the sidewalks and making the city hoarding free and absolutely beautiful, it crumbled further. Yesterday I was driving around Independence square and could not help but gasp in amazement at how wonderful the area looked with all the walls brought down. Even the race course was going to look spectacular with all its beautiful architecture visible. It felt good to be driving around in Colombo. It was like the wonder of Asia they wanted to make it.
Even when I drop off my kids off to school there were so many cops directing traffic - and doing a good job at that too - I was bowled over. However hard I tried there was no way I could be critical of this. And then finally the cookie crumbled when I got this mail showing the pictures of the Southern highway this morning.
Wooow how lovely it looks. To be honest I could not believe that this was Sri Lanka I was seeing.
Yes it seems these guys in power are doing something right even though I hate to admit it. And I feel proud and glad to be living in Sri Lanka right now. There I admitted it.