Blog: Bright mood despite the washout

Joe Ayling | 11 November 2010

My second instalment from Sri Lanka brings news of a historical washout. Over the past seven hours there have been 400 millilitres of rain in seven hours here - the highest in 18 years. "Wherever you are stay put," a local radio says.

Needless to say we have headed out anyway, currently en route to a series of garment factory visits around Colombo as part of this year's Sri Lanka Design Festival.

First up is MAS Holdings' Thurulie eco-factory, where the recycled rainwater system will be working overtime.

We were treated to dinner last night at the house of MAS group director Dian Gomes, only for another heavy downpour to literally drown out the band.

Heading down Colombo's main highway this morning we pass a group of young lads knee-deep in the floods, but smiling at our coach party from ear to ear.

After all, this is Sri Lanka's rainy season and although the weather is wet the mood is still bright.


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