In Sri Lanka, sex before marriage is frowned upon, so a womans virginity is an essential for entering into a respectable marriage.
What are Sri Lankan traditions?
Sri Lankas culture combines modern elements with traditional elements and is renowned for its ethnic diversity. The heritage of Theravada Buddhism passed on from India has long influenced Sri Lankan culture, and the religions legacy is particularly strong in the southern and central regions of Sri Lanka.
What are customs and traditions in Sri Lanka?
Traditions in Sri Lanka Sri Lankan traditions revolve around two dominant religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. Catholicism and Islam are also present. The Sri Lankans favour tolerance and it is not unusual to see these four religions gathered together on the same pilgrimage site.
Can a doctor tell if a girl is still a virgin?
“So, doctor, can you check my daughters virginity? can you tell me if she is still a virgin?” No, we cannot. There is no physical sign that indicates the virginity of a woman: in fact, no physical examination will be able to evaluate the virginity of a human being, man or woman.
Why do Sri Lankans eat with hands?
It is common for Sri Lankans to eat food with their hands. In some households, it is norm to leave a little bit of food on ones plate to indicate that one does not want a second serving of food. Eating all the food on your plate indicates that you are still hungry.