Opinion: another perspective on Sri Lanka
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.