SRI LANKA, THE DARK SIDE OF PARADISE
A divided country
The pearl of the Indian Ocean is a trendy destination but behind its natural treasures and pristine beaches Sri Lanka is still licking its wounds after more than 40 years of civil war. The island was torn apart by a bloody conflict between two communities: the Sinhalese Buddhist majority and the Tamil Tigers.
Today, the army has taken over and controls the economy but the north of the country remains off limits to tourists.