Sri Lanka's indigenous people, the Veddas (forest-dwellers), have inhabited Sri Lanka's monsoon dry forest for at least 16,000 years and probably much longer. Hunting and gathering was their main means of living. Accordingly their foods were meat, birds, eggs, honey, fish, fruit, and vegetables.
Sasni Amarasekara (2017); Research Proposal: The Veddas’, the Indigenous people of Sri Lanka, attitude on cultural heritage identification after relocation from their forest homeland ;
Int J Sci Res Publ 7(4) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0417.php?rp=P646308