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CultureShock! Sri Lanka by Robert Barlas

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‘Read therefore the Book itself, and you will find your self taken Captive indeed...’—Robert Knox in the preface to An Historical Relation of Ceylon

 

 

 

 

 

HEAT AND HUMIDITY FIRST WHACK THE VISITOR to Sri Lanka as s/he emerges from the newly refurbished Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayaka, roughly 30 km north of Colombo. To compensate for this initial shock, the visitor meets smiling Sri Lankan faces. A second shock awaits the visitor: the drive to Colombo, where driving seems to be suicidal and one fears for one’s safety. But ...

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