Sri Lanka is a cultural and ethnic melting pot, which will always bring joy and wonder into your life. The population is 21 million (as of 2019) and Colombo city is 752,993. The Sri Lankans are by and large a peaceful culture and very eager to make your experience in their country a fabulous one. It is important to note that like all South-East Asian countries, it is still primarily a conservative and traditional country, and there are certain cultural differences that should be acknowledged. It is best to ask a Sri Lankan friend or colleague if you are unsure of a situation and how to handle it, and they will happily give you insight. Here is our little debrief.