People lead simple life there and in Sri Lanka I found many things which we had in Poland during communism when life was not easy and we did not have many things so we had to find a way to cope somehow.
Travelling across Sri Lanka is another interesting matter. There are too many vehicles and not enough roads which means that travelling takes a lot of time and sometimes it is even shocking how much time it takes to get from point A to point B when both points are so close from each other. The surface of the roads is not bad at all, but with so many vehicles on the roads it is just hard to overtake, but even when you do it, there are another vehicles in front of you so driving is really tiring. However, the way they overtake may be crazy, but there is one good thing about it as they give space to the vehicle which overtakes and do not accelerate, which would be rare in my country.
There is a highway in Sri Lanka, but the new sections of it are still being built. It is a toll highway which is cheap for foreigners and saves a lot of time.
Sunday seems to be a normal day with open shops till late. People do go to churches or temples, children have religion classes, but that's it. As you know there are many different religions in Sri Lanka like Buddism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity.
I was very lucky as my mother-in-law cooked for us, but if you have to eat out, be careful as there are lots of places which do not look safe to eat in. Just be careful.
Sri Lanka is famous for great weather, but it does not mean that it is always warm and the sun shines all the time there. There are monsoons in Sri Lanka which means a lot of rain. If there is monsoon in the east and north of Sri Lanka it is better to avoid beaches in that part of the country at that time, but use the beaches in the west and south coast instead. And if the monsoon is present in the south and and west coast, the beaches in the north and east are safe.