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A guide to southern Sri Lankan cuisine

Sri Lankan cuisine is synonymous with its rich history and culture, stemming from the wide range of spices which can be found in various parts of the country. Each region in the island also has distinctive styles of cooking, influenced by the heritage native to each area.

Southern Sri Lankan cooking has its own culinary traditions influenced by local ingredients and traditional cooking techniques passed down through generations. Situated along the southern coast of Sri Lanka, this area is known for its abundant seafood, tropical fruits, aromatic spices, and vibrant flavors. Like in most dishes, southern cooking techniques are evident in its dishes.