Opinion: another perspective on Sri Lanka

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The impression that the majority of Sri Lankans are very sneaky and cunning. Not meanly courteous and behave just some of those who are interested in your money or positive reviews online, i.e. it is normally the hoteliers. But even among them there are still those scammers, so it is better to pay in advance and not to give the passport.

Not faced with rudeness and Scam just great, sitting in hotels and on the tour they are taken to the buses or guides that won't let the other locals, milking a cow and will protect from unwanted kidalov but gradually throwing themselves (from such tourists usually and appear all sorts of praise, and many of them purchased reviews). But if you go really at the people who have no business there, you will feel not only discourteous but even some hatred. The Lankans never miss the tourist queue, but often they just climb right through the group, shoving tourists. On the way Sri Lankans never rolled off the road, and will go head-on and you have to Dodge.

Young people behaving at all pushy (especially not sober), sometimes defiantly spits at the feet of the tourists, making obscene gestures and sounds pricmokivanie girls, even if they are not alone.

Even the children, and those are tourists with huge disrespect. So, once we wandered in Negombo on the beach in the area where the fishermen live. A group of children, age 3-5, for fun began to raise from the sand or it is unclear whose dog's poop and throw at us. I had to escape from there quickly. Nothing like that with us was not anywhere and never.

The police, too, in most cases, angrily glancing at the tourists. Often check documents and try to extort money.

Happened serious incidents. So in December 2011 in Tangalle killed a British tourist and raped and beat his Russian wife. In this incident, no one was punished (and, among the main suspects were the head of local administration and politics).


A white female from the Sri Lankans in General are terrible. They consider them "meat" and use it, and then brag to each other how many white "Madam" did.

So don't wear rose-colored glasses.

You can add that on several occasions was a real danger and avoid its development was possible only jokes and smiles.

We should not stoop to the level of local and joking, better to keep them at a distance, and maybe even a little arrogant.

Note: this article is personal private opinion of one independent traveler and does not reflect the opinion of the authors of the website.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Rupii 17 November, 2018
Sell 10 000 Sri Lankan rupees for 3000 rubles in Moscow. 8 nine hundred twenty six zero 467888 ...
admin 17 November, 2018

Good suggestion on the course. Can you agree that at the Domodedovo airport to meet in a week and there buy? ...
Kotia December, 12, 2018
Hello! Prompt, please, at the end of December in Trinko very large waves and quite impossible to bathe? Thank you! ...
admin 12 December, 2018

You know, I was not in Sri Lanka at this time, but was in the normal season, almost all the resorts, saw different waves. And I suppose that in the off-season should be powerful waves. I don't think come entering is generally impossible, but to swim out of the question to go. Although it's very lucky, now the climate is changing everywhere,it might be a normal period. ...
Captain Avant Garde 24 December, 2018
In this period of the year to go to the South of Sri Lanka. This Is Galle,Hikkaduwa, Ambalangoda,Balapitiya,Bentota. At this time of the year is a favorable climate for holidays and no storms. ...
Captain Avant Garde 24 December, 2018

Better at this time of the year to go South of Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka there are two periods. The Northern and Eastern part it is better to go from April to October. And in South and South-West from November to April. ...
vitsa Feb 10, 2019
Julianna wrote(a):
> Good day!
> Please tell me, and the hotel it is advisable to book in advance or on
> place..In the Hikkaduwa hotel Hikkaduwa beach? ...
admin 10 February, 2019

But who knows, there will be room when you arrive, or not THINK ,it is necessary to be a fortuneteller to answer. ...
stasya 27 March, 2019
We're flying in June, Mr. Trincomalee , now our friends are there, send a video, the beaches are so kick some dirty ...
Karina T. 8 April, 2019
Took a bike in Negombo Lewis Place, 152. Guy speaks in Russian. Gasoline in March 2019 were 132 rupees per 1 liter. ...

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