Sri Lanka

Stories from Sri Lanka

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Sri Lanka.

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Lizette's friends posing at skyline

My name is Lizette, and I was a TEFL PCV in Sri Lanka from 1986 – 1989. First of all, believe me when I say that not a day goes by that I do not think about Sri Lanka. Although I was a PCV there more than 30 years ago, Sri Lanka is still in my heart and mind. Always and permanently. That’s what being a Peace Corps Volunteer does to you—it changes you forever in a way that you would never expect.

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Volunteer & his bride

After college, I wanted to "see the world."

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Nearly three decades ago, I entered the village of Kaluwawalatenna in the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka as a Peace Corps Volunteer in my early 40s.

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I am so excited to know that Peace Corps will again be in Sri Lanka! I have been told, that when I was 4 years old, I would tell everyone who I saw, I was going to be a Peace Corps Volunteer. And I did!

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The home he lived in Sri Lanka

30 years ago I was invited by Peace Corps to teach English in Sri Lanka, a country I didn’t know existed.

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Peace Corps Volunteers with village elders

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.

The second best time is now.

— Chinese proverb

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Plate of String Hoppers

String Hoppers in Sri Lanka

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Slice of Home in Rome

Arriving in the Eternal City after two years in rural Sri Lanka, only one thing could get me through this kind of culture shock

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