It's been a traumatic time for you.
Water's journey has been traumatic but finally very satisfying. I came to terms with its disruption. My creative output wouldn't have been complete without finishing the trilogy.
The last Indian film to be shot in Colombo was Mani Ratnam's Kannathil Muthamittal.
I watched that and other films shot there and thought of Colombo as a location for Water. There were no hassles in getting permission for shooting.