In Sri Lanka people practice different beliefs: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity. They all live together here and it seems to be working fine. During talks with the local people they also confirmed that there are no problems between the different religions. In walking distance you can find a church, a Hindu temple and a mosque. Although, we noticed that different regions have a certain majority of a religion. In Negombo we mostly found Christianity, while in the ancient cities like Anuradhapura we saw more Buddhists and in the Hill Country we came across more Muslims and Hindus.
While driving from the airport to Negombo, we noticed right away that you need to claim your spot on the road. To our opinion the buses drive rather crazy. With a lot of honking they make their way through traffic. Taking over is usually a risky business. We both don't feel much for driving in this traffic, so we don't. A bicycle we can handle, but when traffic gets to chaotic we just park the bike and head on by foot.
The Western clothing style like jeans, T-shirts and short also found its way to Sri Lanka. Still, you can find women dressed in a colorful saree (link) or Muslim men in their white dress. The sarong, or longi as it is called in Myanmar, is popular here as well for the men. Short skirts or bare shoulders are not very common so it might cause wondering glances.