Just taking up the relationship between religion and money, started in the comment section of yesterday’s post: Despite of the strong influence of the Buddhist religion in Sri Lanka, the originally christian custom of giving wrapped presents for christmas has gained strong foothold here as well. Just think of the christmassy decorated tusks here. F.Y.I. tusks are an important religious symbol in Buddhist Sri Lanka, you find many of them in the Tooth Temple in Kandy.
But in the end, it’s all about money. Very simple.