Sri Lankans are artistic people who enjoy music, dance and art in
everything they do.
The traditional agricultural life style made people come together to
help each other in work.
The gatherings for work created a nice atmosphere for dance and
The Art, Music and dances of Sri Lanka were derived from the elements
The temple paintings and carvings used birds, elephants, wild animals,
flowers and trees. The colors were made of nature.
The Traditional 18 Dances display the dancing of Birds and Animals.
Mayura Wannama - The dance of the Peacock
Hanuma Wannama - The dance of the Monkey
Gajaga Wannama - The dance of the elephant
The Music is several kinds. The folk music is created with few
instruments only. The folk songs and poems were used in social
gatherings to work together. The indian influenced Classical Music has
grown to be unique.
The traditional drama, music and songs are typically Sri Lankan.