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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2734

British High Commissioner Visits The Vedd Community Of Sri Lanka

Colombo, 05 November, (

On 4 November 2014, British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, John Rankin visited the indigenous Vedda community in Dambana, in the Uva Province.

He met community Chief Uru Warige Wannila Aththo, and learned about the long history of the Vedda people and the challenges faced by the community as they seek to balance preserving their traditional lifestyles with the attractions and opportunities of modern life.

The High Commissioner said that he had been honored to meet the community chief and to receive his blessings and warm hospitality. He noted that there was much to learn from indigenous communities, including their sustainable agricultural practices and their use of herbal remedies.

At the invitation of Chief Uru Warige Wannila Aththo, he also planted a tree to mark his visit.

The High Commissioner also made a brief visit to Badulla where he met the Government Agent, Mr. Rohana Keerthi Dissanayake and Mr. Harin Fernando, Chief Organiser for the United National Party for the Badulla electorate and member of the Uva Provincial Council.

- Asian Tribune -

British High Commissioner with the Vedda Chief Uru Warige Wannila Aththo
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