Sin: දඹා dambāna

‘Forest Clearing’ -Village, UP, Sri Lanka

From  Sin: dambu, ‘a field or chena cleared by burning forest or grassland for cultivation’; and ana, ‘place, grove, forest’.

Dambana is now famous as a refuge for Vedda tribal people with its own Museum and Visitors’ Centre.

For related place names see Sri Lanka Place names.


Sudha Bandiya (Vedda) and family (Dambana)