Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?
There are many. Elephant Complex is a good place to start. - Apr 2020
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 2017
Lonely Planet - Sep 2012
I found the Lonely Planet guide very helpful for finding my way around the island. - Dec 2011
Anything by Carl Muller, especially The Jam Fruit Tree. - Sep 2008