.by Anura Guruge
My father, when he was the Sri Lankan ambassador to the U.S. and residing in D.C. would have breakfast with Al Gore on a regular basis. His residence was the closest to Al’s residence at the Naval Observatory. So this explains a quirk that will puzzle historians in years to come. The first signatory to Al Gore’s ‘Information SuperHighway‘ plan, in 1993, was Sri Lanka. Al wanted to get the ball rolling and my father was happy to signup. I used to joke that Sri Lanka at the time probably had a 128Kps dial-up link to the Internet.