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 Goyigama, Kinnaraya, Ahikuntikaya and Rodiya: Other indigenous communities of Sri Lanka
  25. The Ahikuntikaya or Gypsies of Sri Lanka
  26. De Veddas van Sri Lanka
  27. "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

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

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

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

  49. Complete text of The Veddas by C.G. and Brenda Z. Seligmann (1911)
  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. 2011: The Veddas of Sri Lanka
  56. DANIGALA VEDDAS

  57. "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
  58. Plight of the Danigala Vedda clan
  59. DAMBANA VEDDAS

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

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

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