One thing I regret from my time in Sri Lanka is not being able to do any wreck diving or underwater archaeology (due to bombings at the time). There is an incredible wealth of maritime treasures that is sure to provide fantastic discoveries - shipwrecks, sunken cities and who knows what else! There is real potential for huge developments.
Wish I could attend the conference in Colombo today! The 3rd International Congress of the Society of South Asian Archaeology (SOSAA)
I am really glad to see that there is still a focus on the archaeological wealth in this region - it deserves proper attention.