Vaddas, Rodiyo and Ahikuntakayo: Some Bibliographcal Items

LC Arulpragasam 2019 “The Veddas in the east of Ceylon in the 1950s,” 13 Oct 2019,

Michael Roberts 2017 The First Settlers and Their Claim to Ownership of Terrain. A Comparative excursion,” 18 January 2017,









Richard Boyle

Dr RL Spittel: A Learned Man for the Väddās and the Wild

Lakshman I. Keerthsinghe 2011 “The Veddas of Sri Lanka,”

James Brow 1978. Veddha Villages of Anuradhapura: The Historical Anthropology of Community in Sri Lanka. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Kumudini Hettiaratchchi 2011 “On the Vanished Trails of Coastal Veddahs,” Sunday Times, 7 August 2011,

K. N. O. Dharmadasa and S. W. R. de A. Samarasinghe, (eds.) The Vanishing Aborigines: Sri Lanka’s Veddas in Transition. Colombo: International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES

Gananath. Obeyesekere, 200. “Where have all the Vaddas gone? Buddhism and aboriginality in Sri Lanka,” In Neluka Silva (ed.), The Hybrid Island: Culture Crossing and the Invention of Identity in Sri Lankapp. 1-19. Colombo: Social Scientists’ Association.

Gananath. Obeyesekere, n.d. Colonial Histories and Vedda Primitivism: An Unorthodox Reading of Kandy Period Texts.

David Blundell, n. d. “Revisiting Cultural Heritage in Sri Lanka: The Vedda (Vanniyaletto),”


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OCTOBER 13, 2019 ·

The Veddas in the East of Ceylon in the 1950s

L.C. Arulpragasam, in Sunday Observer, 13 October 2019, where the title is  The Veddas and the Gal Oya scheme: Ultimate resettlement at Bintenne”


The Vanishing Aborigines: Sri Lanka’s Veddas in Transition (I C E S SRI LANKA STUDIES SERIES) Hardcover – December 1, 1990 by K. N. O. Dharmadasa (Author), S. W. R. De A. Samarasinghe (Editor)

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