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You must have heard that there are similarities between South Indian and Sri Lankan food. This is true especially of the cuisines of the two southernmost Indian states – Tamil Nadu and Kerala. So, if you have ever eaten South Indian food, then you will not find it difficult to maneuver through Sri Lankan cuisine.
Having said that, I would also like to mention that there are scores of differences between the two. Sri Lankan cuisine has a character of its own with many iconic dishes and styles of preparation that are distinctly Sri Lankan. Plus, there is a strong influence from Indonesia (the prevalence of Sambol which is a distant cousin of the Indonesian sambal).