SRI LANKA - Rice and curry is the de facto national dish of Sri Lanka and is also popular in several parts of India. The banal name hides a range of delicately spiced dishes. A typical Sri Lankan rice and curry dinner will comprise the following: A large bowl of rice, most often boiled, but frequently fried. Sometimes Kiribath, rice cooked in coconut milk, is served. A curry of meat, most often chicken or fish.