Visiting an Indigenous Community of Vedda
The Sri Lankan Vedda people (indigenous people of Sri Lanka) are still living in the jungle village called Dambana situated about 300 km away from Colombo. Veddas of Dambana has their own tradition, culture and language of their own (called as Vedda language) which are different from mainstream Sinhala- Buddhist culture.
If you visit Dambana you can learn about tradition of these people and gain a unique insight into their way of life which is different from the mainstream culture of Sri Lanka.According to vedda language they will call you as kakula (boy) or Kakuli(girl). You can watch vadda traditional dance and listing their traditional songs. kiri koraha is traditional dance of vedda which used to obtain blessings of their gods.
Vedda used bows and arrows to hunt before 1980 and later guns. But they are not using bows and arrows to hunt now as they are now depend on farming & chena cultivation since Sri Lankan law has completely prohibited hunting.
And you also visit to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage where you will meet the friendly elephants at closer distance. And many cultural icons of Sri Lanka during this tour.