The locals in Sri Lanka are very friendly and warm people. They’re happy to welcome tourists to their country! They would even wave at you and ask for a photo sometimes. I’s important to mention that Sri Lankans place great emphasis on politeness and manners, as exemplified by the fabulously courteous staff at top-end hotels – raising your voice in a dispute is usually counterproductive and makes you look foolish and ill-bred. Sri Lankans are also very proud of their country – “Sri Lanka good?” is one of the questions most commonly asked of visitors – and they tend to take a simple and unquestioning pride in their island, its national achievements and (especially) their cricket team.