The country had been destroyed through civil war decades ago, but Sri Lanka currently shows its rebirth intensely. When one visits Sri Lanka - also known as Ceylon, they will be surprised to know the northern area of this island nation had gone through a civil war for 22 years that only ended in 2009. The Southern area was also destroyed by the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004. 6 years after ending the civil war, Northern Sri Lanka is now becoming a hot destination with lush tropical rain forests, and pristine beaches. Central Sri Lanka with temples, ancient ruins, tea farm, and its rich history remains the popular vacation destination for both locals and tourists.