The people of Sri Lanka are warm and welcoming, and always quick to give a friendly smile. With a rich and complex history, they’re proud of all it has to offer and always love showing foreigners their traditions. Sri Lankan history is over 2,000 years old and still weaves its ways into current customs and rituals. Religion plays a major role in day-to-day life with Buddhism as the main belief. Make sure to dress appropriately while here as people are still widely conservative; covering up shoulders and knees are always appreciated.