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If you are interested in how these cultures still remain as they do and the last days/months of the civil war, read "The Cage", but former UN worker, Gordon Weiss; also find "Island of a Thousand Mirrors", by Nayomi Munaweera; "Anil's Ghost" is interesting and anything by the handsome Ashok Ferrey gives an insight into the daily lives in Sri Lanka. - Mar 20, 2017
Lonely Planet - Sep 23, 2012
I found the Lonely Planet guide very helpful for finding my way around the island. - Dec 7, 2011
Anything by Carl Muller, especially The Jam Fruit Tree. - Sep 7, 2008