<p><span>Sri Lanka, the beautiful spice island once known as Ceylon, is a rich melting pot of cuisines. It seems every nationality that has visited and traded over the years has left its mark – the Dutch, Portuguese, English, Arabs, Malays, Moors and Indians. <span>Sri Lankan banquets are incredibly colourful, with curries that range from yellow to deep brown, the vibrant greens of the vegetables, and the bright colours of sambol.</span>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2008/07/01/about-sri-lankan-food" target="_blank"><em>Read more</em></a></span></p>