Culture is experienced and explored in everyday life. Everyone in a human society is shaped by distinctive culture of its existing society. Culture represents "the values, norms, and traditions that affect how individuals of a particular group perceive, think, interact, behave, and make judgments about their world"
These well-rooted value relationships, kinship, fealty, authoritarianism and status are evident in the present day Sri Lankan socio-cultural institutions such as family, caste and class including characteristics of unity, collectiveness, dependence, and loyalty which are crucial elements in cultural behaviour in Sri Lanka. Kinship - This is an important basis for social relationships in the society and may be considered the dominant form. The family carries primary responsibility for political, economic and religious activities. Fealty - This is a form of personal relationship based on reciprocal social bound in which an individual receives loyalty and services from a group of dependent individuals in return for favour, protection and the maintenance of order. Authoritarianism - This is the pattern of social relationship that is power cantered towards authority. It leads to power distance and respect for authority. Status - Status-based relations may be a key form of organizing a society when social positions are ranked in terms of privilege. This includes vertical relations or hierarchical position.