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Anthropology Division

The division of anthropology focuses the attention on cultural issues of Sri Lanka community. A huge collection of cultural objects more than 6000 are maintained by the anthropology division. The collection has been categorized as bellows.

1. Agricultural Objects
2. Household Utensils
3. Ritual Objects
4. Traditional marks
5. Objects used by Vedda community
6. Dancing costumes
7. Musical Instruments
8. Traditional indoor Games
9. Weights and measures
10. Objects used in fisheries
11. Indigenous Medical objects
12. Maldivian Objects

The Scholars, Students and any other persons who interested in the cultural issues are invited to make use this important collection for their research and studies.
Permanent and temporary exhibitions and various educational programmes are conducted by the division on social and cultural issues.

Contact Details

Name : Mrs. Sanuja Kasthuriarachchi
Designation : Director General
Tel. No. : 0094 112 672447
E-mail :

Image Gallery : Anthropology Division