Total population: Between 2,500 – 6,600
Languages: Vedda, Sinhala, Sri Lankan Tamil
Religion: Traditional animistic beliefs with Buddhism, Hinduism
Related ethnic groups: Sinhalese
Almost every country has an indigenous community of some kind. That type of community can be found in Sri Lanka as well. They are referred to as “veddah people.” They are also referred to as “adivasi.” “Pollebedda” is a village in the Mahaoya division of the Ampara district that is located in the district of Ampara. There is a representation of the Vaddah community in Sri Lanka. This will be one of the most incredible experiences of your entire journey.
Males dress in a sarong and are naked from the waist up, with an axe slung over their shoulder. They are foraging for food, hunting, and fishing in Sri Lanka’s forests. A number of traditional practices and religious rites are being observed by them. Among the many things you can see at this location are worship of the Na Yakku spirits of the dead, ritual vaddah dance (Kirikoraha), traditional vedic music and language, the tools and weapons they used for hunting, the caves where they resided, and their unique activities. Wannila-Aetto serves as the community’s de facto leader.
“Pollebedda” is a village in the Mahaoya division of the Ampara district. The Vaddah people are foraging for food, hunting, and fishing. Wannila-Aetto serves as the community’s de facto leader.
There are approximately 170 indigenous families living in the area at the present time. You can pay them a visit and get some hands-on experience with them. You can share your thoughts with them in an appropriate manner. They are a very innocent, but well-organized group of people. Even so, they have not progressed to the same degree as we have. They employ traditional methods that have been in use for several decades by their forefathers and foremothers. There is nothing complicated about their way of life. Clothing, cultural activities, social values, and living conditions are all very simple and one-of-a-kind among the world’s people.
There are only a few indigenous communities left in the world, and they can be found all over the world. Veddah is one of the communities that make up this group. They are slowly but steadily becoming a forgotten community. Their behavior can be altered as a result of the development of sectors such as technology, economics, and social welfare. With time, their behavior may become more similar to that of other communities throughout the country. If you are visiting Sri Lanka, you must pay a visit to this community as a result of this.
Veddah is one of the few indigenous communities left in the world. They are a very innocent, but well-organized group of people. They employ traditional methods that have been in use for several decades. There are approximately 170 indigenous families living in the area at the present time.
This is an example of community-based tourism. During your tour, you will have to deal with a variety of people. Through this tour, you will only be able to gain knowledge and experience. The Pollebedda area is where the majority of researchers and people who conduct experiments on these communities tend to congregate. You have no control over this community and have no influence over them. During your tour, you must adhere to the veddah community’s rules and regulations. You can take selfies, photos with members of the community, and photos in their natural environment.
If you are planning a visit to this particular community, there are several things to consider. For your tour, it is especially important to have an experienced guide. Because there are certain conditions that they must adhere to in accordance with their culture. They dislike you, and if you do anything that is contrary to their culture, it may be a problem. As a result, you must adhere to certain guidelines established by your tour guide. If you are visiting Sri Lanka, make sure you do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity to interact with this indigenous community in Pollebedda.
If you are planning a visit to Pollebedda, make sure you do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity to interact with this indigenous community. During your tour, you must adhere to the veddah community’s rules and regulations. You can take selfies, photos with members of the community, and photos in their natural environment.
Image Credit: ancient-origins.net
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