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Sri Lankan Puppetry

November 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am - November 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm +04 Sri Lanka Pavilion


Popular as a folk drama art in Sri Lanka

It is believed that this art became popular in Sri Lanka about 300 years ago.

Popular Areas

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.


November 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am +04
November 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm +04
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Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka Pavilion
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