Sixteen years and nine month later... on September 17th I was sworn is as a US citizen. Quite frankly it was such a long time coming, I didn't make much of a big deal of the whole thing. Years of lawyers fees, begging for European visas, dealing with the Sri Lankan embassy and govt bureaucracy is over!
There were 70 new citizens from 35 countries and that was quite something to witness. Everyone from Iran to New Zealand. We celebrated with a dinner by the Willamette river waterfront. Now I can fully exercise my rights of citizenship except for running for president!