Sri Lanka

Culture and Society

Sri Lanka

The location
  • 7° N, 81° E.

The capital of Sri Lanka
  • Colombo

The native writing
  • Tamil or Sinhala


History

How did it start?
  • War of Independence in 1948 on the 4th of February

Important Events?
  • In 1796 the British took over the island


Society

Traditions

Poya Day
Kandyan Dances
Mayday



Social Class

  • Upper Class
  • Upper Middle Class
  • The Lower Middle Class
  • The Poor


Culture

They have adopted thier culture

  • Vedda people


Does the change in culture effect thier ways of life?

Not really


Extended or Nuclear families?

Sri Lanka has both a nuclear family/households and extended family/households.