A young boy stood by the road, brandishing and waving a flag, beckoning us to pull up to the driveway. “They’re giving away free food and water,” explained Dulshan my tour guide. “What’s the catch?” were the first instinctive words that escaped from my mouth, this city boy’s cynicism manifesting. “No catch at all,” replied Dulshan, who then unbuckled his seat belt, disembarked his vehicle and very quickly disappeared from view. Apparently, Sri Lankans, no matter their statuses, practise dansel, the act of giving, during celebratory occasions or on days when the full moon is out. Entire stretches of road would be dotted with families doling out food and beverages.