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Lost Tribe: Vedda of Sri Lanka

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The Veddas are an ancient people of Sri Lanka, widely believed to have descended from the island’s ancient, indigenous aboriginal population – archaeological finds indicate the presence of their Neolithic ancestors on the island as far back as 10,000 BC. Many also believe that they are descended from Prince Vijaya (6th-5th century BC), the legendary founding father of the Sinhala nation.

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Sri Lanka: Between a rock and a tooth


Some might recognise it as the country that gave us Ceylon tea, some might know of its famous beaches, while some others might have heard of its turbulent past. However, unbeknownst to many, Sri Lanka’s most impressive asset is one that has laid in ruins for centuries.

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Sri Lanka: Tea and more…

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Ever since topping the ‘must visit country’ list of several travel publications last year, Sri Lanka is the current darling of the travel cognoscenti and nothing confirms that better than the fact that hotels here are fully booked for months in advance.

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Snapshot of Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka, a set on Flickr.

Rolling tea hills, elephant sanctuaries and dramatic ancient temples. Just some of the things that make up the allure of Sri Lanka.