The first time I face to the situation of eating with my hands, was shocking but interesting. In my country we are not used to touch with our fingers the food that later we are going to put inside our mouths.
But know, I can considered myself a real professional. I don´t eat as fast as srilankans, but when I have the opportunity to use cutlery, I always prefer to eat without them. It is going to be difficult to get back to eat with fork and spoon, hope my mother won´t mind if I asked to eat paella with hands.