The indigenous people in Sri Lanka are called the Vedda community. Throughout the centuries these endearing people have proudly retained their unique ways of life. Their communities are truly quite beautiful and interesting. When you visit them you will learn how to appreciate the simpler things of life for sure! Their lives are wonderfully intertwined with nature. They have mastered the art of creating life without creating chaos in nature.
‘Vedda’ simply means ‘people of the forest’ and it truly is an apt way to describe them. The history of these people date back to 10,000 BC! One could certainly say the Vedda’s are truly the rightful owners of this beautiful country.
When you visit the town of Mahiyanganaya in the Badulla District, you will be able to witness the charm and beauty of these delightful communities. The experience of camping with them and sharing a meal with them will truly remain etched in your mind for many long years. The modern Veddas’ attire has changed throughout the years. But of course a large number of them still carry their axes and bows with them wherever they go. They will be delighted to show you around their locales. And also they will show you how to master the art of archery as well. You can get in touch with Green Holiday Centre if you desire to have a tour in a Vedda village organized.