Patty, Sri Lanka is one of the places on the "once bad, now good" travel list. The ethnic-based clashes ended several years ago and the country is quite peaceful.
We sent 3 passport 7 Plate winners there in 2015. https://www.worldnomads.com/learn/travel-food
Check out the amazing food films they made:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpXPo3FsodmXOZUToRsNlpBRyZGXsQnHc about 3 years ago