Veddas  or Wanniyalaetto of Sri Lanka
 

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  2. INTRODUCTION: WHO ARE THE VEDDAS?

  3. Indigenous Lanka: Consensus for Survival
  4. Who are Sri Lanka's Indigenous Wanniya-laeto?
  5. Wanniyal-aeto cave art
  6. Vulnerable position of the Wanniyalaeto
  7. Wanniya-laeto identity
  8. International Labour Organisation 1992 study
  9. Working with indigenous people of Lanka
  10. Mahaweli Development Scheme
  11. Chief Tissashamy's Resistance
  12. Wanniyal-aeto Human Rights
  13. Wanniyalaeto Sanctuary
  14. The Wannietto Trust
  15. EARLY ACCOUNTS

  16. Robert Knox's 1681 account of the Veddas
  17. The Veddahs of Ceylon in "The Graphic" of June 1884
  18. CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS

  19. "Sri Lanka's Indigenous Wanniya-laeto: A Case History" by Patrick Harrigan

  20. "Early Man and the Rise of Civilisation in Sri Lanka: The Archaeological Evidence" by S. U. Deraniyagala
  21. The Curse of Kuveni: The Vedda and the Anti-Thesis of Modernization
  22. "What we can learn from indigenous people" by Prof. G.L. Pieris
  23. "People of the Forest" by Charlie Round-Turner
  24. The Ahikuntikaya or Gypsies of Sri Lanka
  25. De Veddas van Sri Lanka
  26. "Colonial Histories and Vädda Primitivism" by Prof. Gananath Obeyesekere
    1. Colonial Histories and Vädda Primitivism: Introduction
    2. A Genealogy of Vädda Primitivism
    3. Vädda Heterogenity and Historic Complexity
    4. The Spread and Dispersal of Vädda Lineages
    5. Väddas and the Resistance (1817-18)
    6. Hunting versus Agriculture, Structure and History
    7. Colonial Histories and Vädda Primitivism: Conclusion

    THE CULTURAL SURVIVAL PLAN

  27. Cultural Survival: Working with indigenous people of Lanka
  28. The Cultural Survival Plan
  29. Features of the Cultural Survival Plan
  30. Advantages and Benefits
  31. Plan to Protect Bio-diversity and Indigenous Culture in Sri Lanka
  32. MAPS

  33. Traditional Vedda settlements in Sri Lanka
  34. Mahaweli Vedda resettlement areas
  35. Vedda hamlets in Maduru Oya National Park
  36. NEWS ARTICLES

  37. 2015: Into The Jungle With Sri Lanka's Last Hunter-Gatherers
  38. 2022: Chiefs discuss Sugar Processing Plant
  39. 2011: The Veddas of Sri Lanka
  40. Timber poachers threaten Dambana Wanniyalaeto
  41. Anthropology Group Takes Activist Stand to Protect Vedda Culture
  42. Row over where the Veddah roams
  43. Wanniyalaeto to suspend offering bee honey to Temple of Tooth
  44. Sri Lanka's indigenous community a target for conversion
  45. 'Vedda lullaby oldest known lullaby in the world'
  46. Let Veddahs be Veddahs
  47. 1996: UN Urges Recognition of Veddahs
  48. Veddhas Say No to Colonization Plan
  49. EAST COAST VEDDAS

  50. "East Coast Veddas" From The Veddas by C.G. and Brenda Z. Seligmann (1911)
  51. Sri Lanka's coastal Vedda indigenous communities
  52. Sinhala-Tamil Nationalism and Sri Lanka’s East Coast Veddas
  53. East Coast Veddas: Caught between two worlds
  54. 2011: On the Vanished Trails of Coastal Veddahs
  55. 2015: Into The Jungle With Sri Lanka's Last Hunter-Gatherers
  56. 2022: Chiefs discuss Sugar Processing Plant
  57. 2011: The Veddas of Sri Lanka
  58. DANIGALA VEDDAS

  59. "Guardians of the Red Earth: An American anthropologist among the Danigala Veddas" American anthropologist Jill Priest narrates her experiences among the vanishing tribe of Danigala Veddahs
  60. Plight of the Danigala Vedda clan
  61. DAMBANA VEDDAS

  62. Interview with Dambana Vedda Chief Tissahamy
  63. Address of Uru Warige Vanniya to the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous People
  64. The Wanniya-Laetto (Veddahs) of Sri Lanka
  65. Courtesy the Indigenous Way: Survival of Age-Old Traditions
  66. VEDDA TRADITIONS OF KATARAGAMA

  67. Valli Marries the God of the Mountain
  68. Veddas celebrate Kataragama wedding festival
  69. Kataragama Devale officials reach understanding with Veddahs
  70. OTHER RESOURCES

  71. International Labour Organisation Convention No. 169
  72. Living Heritage Network
  73. Related Murugan Bhakti sites
  74. Contact us
  75. Site map