This just in from my old boss, a citizen of Sri Lanka who lives in the US 4 to 5 months each year, spending the balance of his time in Sri Lanka.
He is usually very upbeat and energetic, and the fact that he thinks the situation in Sri Lanka is so bad that it might not be recovered from in the near to medium future I take as very bad news indeed.
Thank you [Real name deleted] for writing with your well wishes.
It is good to hear from you. We were in Colombo about 50 miles from where the damage started... and then along the coast.
We just toured some of the affected areas. It is bad. I plan to be involved in helping affected people in the coming months / years. This country just can not recover from something like this.. regardless of the help we get.
We personally are doing well. [Private information on his children deleted.]