Sri Lanka: Changing Culture
How the Economy, Political System, and Society Shape Culture
Art and music develop culture.
Cultural events and Festivals affect culture.
Persians, Arabs, Christians, Buddhists, and Islam followers influenced culture.
The Effect of Economics and Politics
The civil war also took a major toll on the economy.Considering the government had to borrow over $180,000 worth of defense loans, it has definitely been a rough time for the people and government. In 2008 the Sinhalese designated $1.5 billion to defense. With all this money going into the war, it is very difficult to imagine that the government has taken care of all the other economic priorities.
This war affected people socially by creating more prejudices and the government's overspending definitely makes it more difficult for the population to survive peacefully.