For the ones that do not ask but would like to know what happened to Kasun I will explain to set the facts straight.
Kasun joined me 8 months ago to be trained as a competent crew and to learn about our Western ways, so he could go forward and provide a better life than the future he had in Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, being treated as an equal sent the wrong message as he quickly learnt the fine art of drinking, eating and socializing while waiting for “Good Luck” to arrive. I have come to understand now why these countries do not move forward. Everybody sits around waiting for ” Good Luck “. I tried my best and failed. He is basically a good 21 yr old young man going on 15. I never took him along to be my servant or my butler but I was willing to teach him all he wanted to know. His hunger was not for knowledge, it was purely materialistic. In 8 months, Kasun did not learn anything past hosing the boat and he can apply this to gardening in the near future.
After a detail explanation on his failings and wishing to stop him from wasting his time, my time and my money it was time to send him back to Galle. He still does not understand where he went wrong or perhaps ostriches also exist in Sri Lanka.
Good Samaritans, with the “feel sorry mentality” did also have a negative effect on Kasun’s behavior as it undermined the stand up for yourself principles I tried to teach him.
Being basically a lazy race, they do not need more encouragement by charitable hand outs. Save those for the disabled and intellectually handicapped people.