Vedda Indigenous Culture
The Indigenous Vedda people are the original inhabitants of Sri Lanka. Largely hidden from and forgotten by mainstream society, their culture has been drawing renewed interest and efforts are being made to preserve and rebuild their communities. Meet a Veddha elder to introduce their culture, show bow and arrow skills (they were primarily hunters and lived in a structured social system in caves). We discuss the challenges as their traditional habitat is being encroached upon. Learn about their culture and how it is being preserved through community building and outreach.