Sri Lanka


"...Taprobana...Taprobane...Serendib...Ceylan...Ceylon...Sri Lanka..."

From the time of my birth in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)  to the present, my life has been full of adventure; some excellent, some great, some not-so-great, some I am not pleased with, some I am truly sorry about, and some that have inspired me to keep moving forward regardless of where I find myself at that particular point in time. We might call it "The Excellent and not so Excellent Adventures of George Pingho"
 
So is comes as no surprise that the ancient name for Sri Lanka was "Serendib"
 - the root word for "Serendipity" -
 
Here are the some of the definitions:
  • The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
  • The fact or occurrence of such discoveries. 
  • An instance of making such a discovery.  

The English author Horace Walpole is responsible for the word serendipity, which he coined in one of the 3,000 or more letters on which his literary reputation primarily rests. In a letter of January 28, 1754, Walpole says that "this discovery, indeed, is almost of that kind which I call Serendipity, a very expressive word." Walpole formed the word on an old name for Sri Lanka, Serendip. He explained that this name was part of the title of "a silly fairy tale, called The Three Princes of Serendip: as their highnesses traveled, they were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of "

And so I continue to "discover wonderful things by accident." There will be more to add to this page and additional pages as we continue the journey. ( I know the term "journey" has now become overused and abused but I still believe that we truly are on a journey; we came with no map and we leave with no map except with what we have imbedded in our hearts and souls.)

Sri Lanka has gone through turbulent times; but the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean" will always survive. We have survived thousands of years and we will always find a way to take on the next challenge.

There are excellent investment opportunities in Sri Lanka; please contact me if you would like to receive detailed information.

 Check back from time to time! You never know what you might find out next!!

 "Serendib - the confirmation that all things are possible."