8 popular Sri Lankan foods first-time visitors to Sri Lanka have to try

These dishes are iconic Sri Lankan foods and are easy to find all across the island.

Foodies will find these dishes on offer in most major cities and on room service menus, as well as at restaurants in hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka.

Consumed often and loved by locals, the scrumptious tropical island treats below have been highlighted by celebrity chefs across the globe, and first-time visitors to Sri Lanka are sure to love them.

Here are eight Sri Lankan foods every tourist should try when they visit Sri Lanka for the first time.


Kottu Rotti


Rice and Curry


Fish Patties

Buriyani (Sri Lankan biriyani)

Paratha Roti

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