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Popular as a folk drama art in Sri Lanka
It is believed that this art became popular in Sri Lanka about 300 years ago.
Ambalangoda, Balapitiya, Colombo, Kandy, Gampaha
Types of puppets
String puppets, string puppets, shadow puppets, hand puppets, finger puppets
Rukattana wood is traditionally used in the making of wooden puppets. The characters are then combined to make various costumes.
In terms of recent puppetry in Sri Lanka, it originated in South India and has since been developed by Sri Lankans and incorporated foreign identities.