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Indigenous people in Sri Lanka
Indigenous people in Sri Lanka
Indigenous people of Sri Lanka are still living in Dambana situated about 300 km away from Colombo. Dambana is a village in Badulla District and nearest town to this village is Mahiyanganaya.
You have to travel through the wilderness to reach Dambana Veddah village.
Distance from Kandy historical city to Dambana Vadda Village is about 115 km. If you are interested to see them, you can start from Kandy.It takes about 2 hours and 45 mini to reach there.
You have the chance to travel along the famous 18 Bend Road to Mahiyangana.18 Bend Road is a spectacular road with 18 bends on a beautiful mountainous area.
This is a good opportunity to take amazing photos of the valley of Mahiyangana. Book a hotel in Mahiyanganaya
You can visit following attractions besides Dabana Village in Mahiyanganaya.
- Mahiyangana Temple
- Wasgamuwa national park
- Maduru oya national park
- Rathna ella falls
- Sorabora lake the boat ride
You will find children on your way to the Dabana Village and keep asking
for money to show you the village. Do not pick a local child for guide.
Indigenous people of Sri Lanka are called Vaddas. They use “Wanniya-laeto”
to introduced themselves. “Wanniya-laeto” means the Forest Dwellers.
These Sri Lankan aborigines have their own tradition and culture.
Life Style of Indigenous People of Sri lanka
Life style of Vadda people is very simple and peaceful. Some decades ago,
they used to live in rock caves in forests and were originally hunter-gatherers and have now shifted to cultivation.
At present, they live in small huts made with wood and mud. They hunt using bows and arrows.
They speak their own Vedda language which has some similarities to Sinhala language.
Get a change to meet Wannila Attho,The Leader
You can have a walk around the village looking at their houses and their lifestyle and sometimes you could have a chance to meet the village chief,
Uruwarige Wannila attho.
There is a large museum which depicts the history of Veddas,exhibition of the household items they used, their weapons, a great collection of sculpture and paintings which describe how their culture and tradition used to be.
Visit on a weekday to enjoy with a lesser crowd.
Entrance fee to the museum is Rs 100 for locals and Rs 300 for foreigners. Taking photographs is not allowed inside the museum.
they have their rituals and other traditional events. You will get to see them. They will perform an ancient dance at request, but you have to give some amount to satisfy them.
Mahiyangana town has a few basic guesthouses to stay.
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