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Veddah Chief of Rathugala Veddah Clan

 Veddha Chief

 

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By Tharindu Amunugama

Meet Danigala Maha Bandaralage Suda Wanniyalaeththo, the current chieftain of Rathugala clan of veddahs,who are originally from Danigala in Galoya.They had to relocate due to construction of Senanayake reservoir and making of Galoya sanctuary ( I think it was in 1950s). This is one of the remaining veddah lineages along with the ones you find in Vanni and the less distinct coastal veddahs. Continue reading Veddah Chief of Rathugala Veddah Clan

Artists & Life: Ru Freeman the Author

Ru Freeman by Peter Hurley©

Listen to  Ru Freeman, Srilankan-born writer talking to Gaya Fernando on her life, thoughts and writing. Disclaimer : This is not a literary review and if you have not read her book you will still enjoy Ru’s perspectives. We discussed girls, growing up, the belief a mother has in her children, loving the place you were born in and the difference between abrasive and gentle discourse on war topics to name some of the themes of our conversations apart from the books she has and will publish.

There is nothing pretentious about Ru Freeman. Her voice, expressions, words and thoughts flow with no hesitation, disclaimers and qualifiers, which today precede most opinions publicly shared.  You won’t hear cautious preambles to Ru’s take on politics or poetry.

I was interested in hearing Ru both as an author and a young woman on many issues Continue reading Artists & Life: Ru Freeman the Author