Ratugala Vedda Tribes
Ratugala is a village located in the Ampara district of Sri Lanka. It is home to the Vedda community, one of the indigenous groups in Sri Lanka. The Veddas are believed to be the original inhabitants of Sri Lanka and have a unique culture and way of life.
The Veddas in Ratugala are known for their traditional hunting and gathering practices and have a deep connection to the natural world. They are also known for their distinctive language, which is a form of Creole with influences from Sinhala and Tamil.
In recent years, the Vedda community in Ratugala has faced challenges related to land rights and cultural preservation. Efforts are being made by various organizations to support the community and preserve their unique way of life.