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At a ceremony to mark World Indigenous People’s Day, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said indigenous people were no longer considered as display items.

He handed over land deeds to the Veddhas at the ceremony held in Henanigala at Dehiattakandiya in Ampara.

The President said Veddhas were facing difficulties because of outside interference in their unique life style. (Wasantha Chandrapala)


  Comments - 11

  • Cobra Friday, 09 August 2013 01:44 PM

    But to deck them with double cabs ext!!!

    Dinesh Friday, 09 August 2013 01:50 PM

    "A drowning man will clutch at a straw".......At least expecting them to vote for him....

    unchikun Friday, 09 August 2013 02:22 PM

    Yes, they are a bluff wearing fancy dress costumes. Can be used by some for political gain.

    Ratavasiya Friday, 09 August 2013 02:23 PM

    Yes, use Vaddas to the maximum.

    saman tatnayaka Friday, 09 August 2013 02:43 PM

    vedda people are the original owners of sri lanka.sinhalese looted their country and settled,then others also came.give proper respect these people and offer all vedda people a life long pension as a honor for them by allowing all sri lankans today to live in their country.

    saman tatnayaka Friday, 09 August 2013 02:45 PM

    before owners of the country today slaves of the jungle.what kind of distruction had happened to the original owners of sri lanka.

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 10 August 2013 02:54 AM

    Vedda Sing Vedda Dance (no monkey talk) to the tune of Mahinda the Politician.

    Hoona Saturday, 10 August 2013 03:47 AM

    These are 'gam veddhas' and not 'gal veddhas'

    sukirichuti Saturday, 10 August 2013 07:06 AM

    This is funny. Here in Weliweriya people who asked for clean drinking water were shot at and brutally assaulted by the Government. The President goes to Dehiattakandiya and gives lands to the Veddhas. What a hipocracy?

    Saman Saturday, 10 August 2013 04:43 PM

    Taking the country back to Vedda Era.

    M.O.A.Careem Sunday, 11 August 2013 01:08 AM

    yes good place to dance - to protect the culture

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