is a minority community of grass cutters from Sri lanka
's past, connected to the Patti caste
, the caste of herdsmen
in the Sri Lankan caste system
It has been absorbed into larger communities and is virtually non-existent now. They were a part of the feudal land tenure system of Sri Lanka's past.
- Bryce Ryan, Caste in Modern Ceylon, Rutgers University Press, 1953.
- 1855 Ceylon Gazetteer