Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Veddhas want equal status....!!!

Veddhas want equal status----------- by Dinasena Rathugamage

The Convenor of the Descendents of the Yaksha and Naga tribes in the country, A.N.P. Devanayagam, has sent a memorandum to the President with six demands.

The memorandum says that the Veddha clan is not confined to Mahiyangana only and they have a right to co exist with others in any part of the island.

Among the other demands were that the government should appoint a separate minister for the aborigine or the tribal people and monies should be allocated from the national budget for this segment of people in the country at district level.

They also have urged the government to establish a separate university for them to practice the traditional medicine of these tribes, with a cultural centre and transport facilities.


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