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Are there problems with ethnic or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

We are Christians, we haven't experienced much prejudice, none by Buddhists - which is the main religion. Men rule. Women still care for children, prepare meals, etc... even if they work. - Sep 28, 2017
This is a Buddhist country! That said the Muslims run many of the businesses and the Tamil's and their Hindu are also very present. Within their own society there is lots of prejudice between the classes and religious beliefs, however on the surface one wouldn't really notice, especially as an expat. - Mar 20, 2017
There is still some conflict between Tamils and Sinhalese, but expats are generally safe. - Sep 28, 2013
Yes! There are heavy racial issues. Also economic racism: whites=foreigners=wealthy. - Sep 23, 2012
Yes, these problems contributed to the civil war. Sinhalese vs. Tamils/Muslims. Buddhists vs. everyone else. Women are highly discouraged from being out alone after dark. - Dec 7, 2011
Religious prejudice not generally a problem. But tension between the Tamil minority and the Sinhalese majority exist. - Feb 8, 2010
The usual. - Sep 7, 2008
No. - Feb 26, 2008