Sri Lankans like using umbrellas, and that’s just a fact.
You’ll see people walking around with umbrellas trying to shield themselves from the strong sun, and you’ll see them trying to hold onto them in the heavy wind and rain.
But the third and most fascinating one is young couples hanging out under umbrellas. With the umbrella over their heads creating privacy and a sense of personal space, young men and women innocently touch each other’s shoulders or hold hands.
You might not get the appeal since it doesn’t really afford much privacy, but it’s actually strangely cute!