It was great to see Sri Lanka on CBS’s “The Amazing Race” last night. It showed a peaceful place full of culture, history, and great hospitality, which is the Sri Lanka I know. We have made rapid strides since the end of the 27-year conflict with the LTTE terrorist group in 2009, and the country is finally living up to one of its nicknames as “The Pearl of The Indian Ocean.” Though there is a lot of negative propaganda in the media about holding Sri Lanka responsible for “war crimes,” much of this originates from the governments of Britain and the U.S., who should be the last countries to lecture other sovereign nations about accountability when they have so much innocent blood on their hands in Afghanistan and Iraq. Sri Lanka, in fact, is a model for post-war reconcilation, which this short video underscores. Take a look at it, and hopefully you’ll add Sri Lanka to your list of top destinations because it really is a small piece of paradise.