Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is in SouthernAsia. It is an island country in the Indian Ocean, south of India. Sinhala, spoken by the majority Sinhalese, and Tamil, spoken by the minority Tamil and Muslim groups, are Sri Lanka's two official languages.
Uva is a province in Sri Lanka. The train journey from Colombo takes about 9 hours, and runs along the Mahaweli River Valley among green mountains, offering splendid wiews on the highlands, tea crops and countless waterfalls.