A STUDY ON THE SABARAGAMUWA DANCING TRADITION AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE OF TRADITIONAL DANCING CULTURE TO UPLIFT TOURISM IN SRI LANKA
This study examines the significance of Sabaragamuwa dancing tradition and how it is going to affect the tourism industry in Ratnapura area. A historical and a theoretical study was carried out to understand the connection between these components. Several factors were identified which are make this dancing tradition significant and why this dancing tradition doesn’t get recognition compared to other dancing traditions in Sri Lanka. Interviews and secondary data used to collect information Through this research it was identified not only gem industry, but also Sabaragamuwa dancing tradition creates a unique character to this area which will capture tourists’ attraction. Therefore, it was concluded that in order to re-establish this dying culture, we need to provide a place where all the requirements are fulfilled and the need of the place has occurred.Therefore in order to make a tourist hub in Ratnapura,Sabaragamuwa dancing tradition creates a huge impact and to achieve that need of a place to promote is essential.
Keywords: Dancing Ratnapura. sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka, Tradition