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A Stark Revelation That Probably Has Frightening Implications Towards The Well Being Of Sri Lanka
In Retrospect By Sarath Kumara
January 24th 2015   The following item carries startling as well as revealing information about how the unitarity of the Sinhala Nation once again may have been  compromised through covert cunning and how the voting was manipulated to appease Western Powers through Indian involvement and the craftiness of Chandrika Kumaratunga and Ranil Wickremasinghe! This also points to a conspiracy of major proportions.So how can the nation trust such opportunists if this is verifiably true regardless of the Chinese angle and the various interpretations which deemed it unsavoury~ not for the Nation of Sri Lanka but those... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/01/15)

අරාබි වසන්තය ඇවිදින් හේමන්තය ඉදිරියට
නලින් ද සිල්වා
පසුගිය 8 වැනි දා මෙරටට අරාබි වසන්තය උදාවිය. එය වසන්තයක් වන්නේ රටට නොව බටහිරයන්ට, ඔවුන්ගේ අනුගාමිකය ඊනියා උගතුන්ට හා දෙමළ ජාතිවාදීන්ට ය. අප වැනි නූගතුන්ට, සාමාන්‍ය ජනයාට දැඩි ශීත කාලයකට ඉදිරියේ දී මුහුණ දීමට සිදුවනු ඇත. ජාතිය පාවාදුන්නෝ දෙමළ ජාතිවාදීන් සමග පෙම් කෙළියේ පසුවෙති. ඔවුන්ගේ මධුසමය ගෙවෙනු ඇත්තේ සිංහලයන්ගේ මළකඳන් පාවෙන ලේ විලක ය.  අද සිංහලයන්ට නායකත්වයක් නැත. කිසි දෙයක් කරගත නොහැකි පිරිසක් තැන තැන ඊනියා සාකච්ඡා පවත්වති. එහෙත් ඔවුන්ට අරමුණක් නැත. සාකච්ඡා තේ බීමට සීමාවෙයි. ආණ්ඩුව ඉතා ඉක්මණින් තම පරාජය වසා ගනු ඇත. පෞද්ගලිකව ගතහොත් මට කළ හැකි දෙයක් නැත. පිරිස් සංවිධානය කිරීමේ ලා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/01/15)

PM to submit report on how to counter UNHRC allegations
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was planning to submit a comprehensive Cabinet paper on how the government should counter allegations against Sri Lanka in the report of an investigation conducted by Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights to be presented for the consideration of UN Human Rights Council when it next meets for its 28th session in Geneva on March 2015, a spokesman for the PM's office said yesterday.... -Full Story- (The Island - 26/01/15)

Disgruntled Basil Rajapaksa went to USA after Brother Mahinda Thwarted his Attempt to Become Leader of the Opposition.
Political circles are abuzz about the many ‘behind-the-curtain' political games were played out over the days from the Presidential Election Day. They speak about conspiracies to retain power while the then administrators dismiss these allegations. However, the truth of many stories about political game-play is yet to be established. The latest political game unfolding states, it was hatched by none other than the former SLFP National Organizer and Cabinet Minister Basil Rajapaksa.... -Full Story- (dbsjeyaraj.com - 26/01/15)

Response to the New York Times Article of January 19, 2015
Helping Sri Lanka's New Democracy In this piece of high handed journalism you have desecrated the sacred flag of Sri Lanka by altering it with figures riding the lion with an American Flag.  No Sri Lankan will accept your idea of graphic alternation to their national flag.  You need to apologize profusely to Sri Lanka for desecrating the national flag of Sri Lanka.   Protests will be made to the NY Times too.   Ryan Goodman, the author of this article speaks with authority as if Sri Lanka's future should be determined by his recommendations that are based on suggested interference... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 26/01/15)

Cricket: Sri Lanka and the world cup 2015
By Mario Perera, Kadawata
What we are witnessing in New Zealand is a sad spectacle of Sri Lankan cricket. To put it succinctly, the national team is in shambles. If we look at the classification table, it is Australia and South Africa that head the list. Then come New Zealand, India. After them comes Pakistan. Then only would Sri Lanka and the West Indies find their spot.   What went wrong with the team? Practically everything. We do not have an opening batting combination. Dimuth Karunaratne has been dismal failure. Of the ancient Trinity composed of Dilshan, Sangakkara and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/01/15)

Appointments To Top Government Posts Create Ripples!
People, needless to say, expect a lot from President Maithripala Sirisena’s government. During his short but emphatic election campaign, the President, who was then the Common Candidate of the opposition, made repeated promises on ending family rule, eradicating nepotism, establishing rule of law and ensuring good governance. Now, President Sirisena has arrived at a place where he has to walk the talk and start living up to the expectations of the people – something easier said than done!... -Full Story- (The Sunday Leader - 26/01/15)

Sri Lanka Must Retain Presidency with Powers Same as USA, France, Brazil, Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa and South Korea
BY DR DAYAN JAYATILLEKA
There are at least two fundamental challenges facing the new Sri Lankan government and both are of long standing. One is the North-South question, which is my shorthand for what is variously called the Tamil National Question or the ethnic problem. The other is the South-South Question. While this latter naturally embraces the party political competition, which is now intra-party as well as an inter-party issue, that is not the hub of the problem. The crux of the South-South problem today is that of forms of government: Presidential or parliamentary.... -Full Story-
(dbsjeyaraj.com - 26/01/15)

Thomas Piketty's CAPITAL: Adding the Third World dimension
By Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D. Michigan State University
Thomas Piketty's  Capital, a volume of 700 pages has been hailed as " a very important book". Paul Krugman has  stated that the book is a "landmark".  Economist Branco Milanovic of the World Bank has  dubbed it as "a watershed book in economic thinking." Capital is a treatise  on how wealth inequalities have evolved in capitalistic economies and   is an outcome based on statistical studies of income inequality in many Western countries like the USA, France and UK.   After an analysis on the distribution of wealth and  the structure of inequality... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/01/15)

Attempt to urge postponement of Geneva report Featured
Although a special report on the alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka is to be presented before the UNHRC in March, the government is keen on getting this postponed till September after urging to consider the present political situation in the country. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has said that the report is to include investigations done between January 2014 - December 2014 as well as the activity of the LLRC appointed by the previous government.... -Full Story- (srilankamirror.com - 26/01/15)

A Game Changer for China and India in Sri Lanka?
India may be celebrating the election result in Sri Lanka, but China is in the region for the long haul. On January 18, a Reuters reported claimed that Sri Lanka’s now former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, had expelled the station chief of India’s intelligence agency in Colombo after accusing him of working against his government and supporting the opposition. India denied the claim, but the report serves as an example of Rajapaksa’s thorny attitude towards New Delhi, irrespective of the face presented by public diplomacy.... -Full Story- (thediplomat.com - 26/01/15)

Twenty-nine High Commissioners and Ambassadors recalled
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that 29 high commissioners and ambassadors have been called back to the country. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ajith P. Perera stated that new appointments will be made.... -Full Story- (newsfirst.lk - 25/01/15)

Arjuna Mahendran Appointed Central Bank Governor
Arjuna Mahendran has been appointed as the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka by President Maithripala Sirisena. He has nearly 30 years of extensive experience in the financial services industry across Asia, serving in both private companies and public sector organizations, and holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford.... -Full Story- (Sunday Leader - 25/01/15)

Lanka reaches consensus to implement 13A: Wickremesinghe
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday said political parties have agreed to implement the thirteenth amendment as a solution to end the country's over three-decade-old ethnic conflict involving the Tamil minority. "All parties have agreed to solve the ethnic problem within the framework of the thirteenth amendment. We are continuing our talks," Wickremesinghe said while addressing a gathering at Deniyaya in the south.... -Full Story- (Zeenews - 25/01/15)

Open letter to the President Maitripala Sirisena
Charles.S.Perera
Your Excellency the President, My felicitations for your election as the President of Sri Lanka,   Some voted for you and some against you.  That is understandable as it is how democracy works.  Therefore when you became the President some people were happy, while those whose candidate  lost at the election were  sad and dejected.  Now that you have won the elections and sworn in as the  President of Sri Lanka you should be generous and graceful in victory, and request your entourage to be like wise.   You cannot denounce  or allow your  partners in victory to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/01/15)

NEW POLITICAL ALLIANCE BY FORMER PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE - 5.7 MILLION VOTE BANK- PARTNERSHIP WITH JVP VITAL
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
The country is in urgent need of a strong political grouping headed by the Father of Modern Sri Lanka, former President Mr Mahinda Rajapakse.  The general public is realizing that they have  exchanged Ginger and bought Chillie. The country require a new visionary political culture recognizing the rightful place for majority Sinhalese.  In Sinhalese dominated country, fighting for the protection and enhancement of rights of majority is not racism. For fear of antoganizing the minority and inevitable bashing by the imperialists international community, no one, including the former President took the front line as... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/01/15)

Open Appeal To Compassionate Rulers
By Kusal Perera
Presidential poll concluded over a fortnight ago, witnessed the opposition campaign especially in the South focusing heavily on corruption and fraud allegedly committed by the Rajapaksa regime. Media is now reporting on massive corruption that had gone extensively viral than even the opposition campaigners ever imagined. What would come of them will only be seen in time to come. This new government under the presidency of Maithripala Sirisena most fervently promised the people of this country of a clean, corruption free, compassionate rule. Most concerned citizens now expect this government to deliver such clean and accountable rule.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/01/15)

Changing adversity to opportunity
By Rohana R. Wasala
  The embryonic beginning of representative government in Sri Lanka occurred in 1833, just eighteen years into the British occupation of the whole of the country, with the establishment of the Legislative Council of Ceylon along with the Executive Council of Ceylon on the recommendations of the Colebrooke-Cameron Commission. At the beginning, however, there wasn’t even a modicum of people participation in government, but there was a clear suggestion of the divide and rule policy of the British and the particularly discriminatory treatment of the majority community deemed necessary by the rulers for the purpose of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/01/15)

TEN COMMANDMENTS OF TAMILS
By M D P DISSANAYAKE
"Appam  (Hoppers) you made for us very tasty, we like it-நீங்கள் எங்களுக்கு மிகவும் சுவையாக செய்யப்பட்ட அப்பம், நாம் அதை விரும்பவில்லைNīṅkaḷ eṅkaḷukku mikavum cuvaiyāka ceyyappaṭṭa appam, nām atai virumpavillai" The overwhelming majority Tamils in all parts of the country have demonstrated their feelings towards  Sinhalese, through their voting patterns.   These are some of the things Tamils told us: You Sinhalase are fools; 2. You foolish Sinhalese have liberated us from Terrorist Killer Prabha, now we have gained freedom; You fools have protected our internally displaced persons in their thousands, fed and nourished them;... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 24/01/15)

JHU tries to retain executive presidency!
There is an attempt to water down the promise given to the public at the presidential election to abolish the executive presidency through the 19th amendment to the constitution, reports say. At the high level discussions regarding this constitutional change, the JHU has argued that the promise given should be defined again. Minister Rajitha Senaratne, who has built a close link with Athuraliye Rathana Thera, is supporting the JHU stance, say our sources.... -Full Story- (lankanewsweb.net - 24/01/15)

Prelate protests opening road near Maligawa
The Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakhita Thera yesterday expressed his concern and the displeasure over the decision to reopen the road in front of the historic Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. The Thera expressed his views in response to an intention put forward by the Leader of the House and Minister of Plantation industries Lakshman Kiriella, when he paid a courtesy call to see the Asgiriya Mahanayaka Thera yesterday (22).... -Full Story- (dailymirror.lk - 24/01/15)

Ajith Dias Becomes SriLankan Airlines Chairman Replacing MR's Brother In Law
Ajith Dias has been appointed as the new Chairman of SriLankan Airlines replacing Nishantha Wickramasinghe. Dias was a Director of Brandix and was the former Chairman of the Free Trade Zone Manufacturers Association (FTZMA), a member of the Textile Quota Board and a member of the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC).... -Full Story- (asianmirror.lk - 24/01/15)

Avant-Garde chairman’s passport impounded
The Colombo Chief Magistrate today ordered authorities to temporarily impound the passport of Avant Garde Security Services Chairman, Major Nissanka Senadhipathi, in connection with the controversial floating armoury found in the Galle Harbour. The order was issued following a request made by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.... -Full Story- (adaderana.lk - 24/01/15)

‘Huge Challenge’ ahead - Ranil
Two weeks after an electoral upset that ousted Sri Lanka’s long-reigning strongman, the country’s new leaders are racing to investigate allegations of corruption under the previous regime and are rushing to enact legal and constitutional changes they say are aimed at reestablishing rule of law.... -Full Story- (srilankamirror.com - 24/01/15)

UPFA to take disciplinary action against public representatives for ‘violations’
UPFA to take disciplinary action against public representatives for ‘violations’ The United People’s Freedom Alliance announced on Thursday that disciplinary action will be taken against its public representatives who render support to change the governance in parliament, provincial councils and local government institutions. In the communique issued on Thursday, UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha says that information has come light over UPFA public representatives preparing to join other political parties or produce affidavits of support in a bid to change the governance of the respective political institutions.... -Full Story- (newsfirst.lk - 23/01/15)

High security zone in Colombo lifted
The high security zone surrounding the Presidential palace in Colombo has been lifted. As a result of this decision a number of roads in Colombo including the Janadhipathi Mawatha, Sir Baron Jayathilaka Mawatha, Chatham St. as well as Bauddhaloka Mawatha have been opened for vehicular traffic. A group including the Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs John Amaratunga were present when these roads were opened to the public once more.... -Full Story- (newsfirst.lk - 23/01/15)

“Tamilnet” Reveals Ten Point Accord for Regime Change and Executive Presidency abolition reached in 2013 at Meeting in Singapore Involving Mangala Samaraweera
The “Tamilnet”website long regarded as the mouthpiece of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE)organization has in a news report revealed details of an alleged “understanding”involving among others the current Foreign Affairs minister Mangala Samaraweera and Tamil National Alliance(TNA)national list parliamentarian MA Sumanthiran that was arrived at in Singapore in the year 2013.... -Full Story- (dbsjeyaraj.com - 23/01/15)

Mangala Samaraweera Reveals the Real Political Agenda of the new Government in India.
By DR. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA Who and what do we take more seriously? Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s promise made to the Sri Lankan parliament of ‘the implementation of the 13th amendment within the unitary state’, or that which his Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has disclosed in New Delhi, India, while “talking to a select group of journalists”?... -Full Story- (dbsjeyaraj.com - 23/01/15)

PM heads newly set up CAC
The Cabinet has approved the setting up of the Committee Against Corruption (CAC) headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to probe the incidences of large scale corruption that had taken place in the past. The CAC comprises Ministers Mangala Samaraweera, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Rauff Hakeem and parliamentarians Anura Kumara Dissanayake, R. Sampanthan, M. A. Sumanthiran and Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka along with Dr. Jayampathi Wickremaratne, J. C. Weliamuna and Malik Samarawickrema. It was set up on a recommendation by the National Executive Council (NSC).... -Full Story- (dailymirror.lk - 23/01/15)

P.G. Kumarasinghe assumes duties as SLT Chairman
P.G. Kumarasinghe, a brother of President Maithripala Sirisena has been appointed as Chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom. He assumed duties amidst a simple ceremony this morning (22 January). Sirisena is also the CEO/General Manager of the State Timber Corporation (2006- To date) and also he is working as post of Board Director at Land Reclamation & Development Company Ltd.... -Full Story- (adaderana.lk - 23/01/15)

Passports of Cabraal and Sajin seized
The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption has issued a directive to the Department of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) to seize the passports of former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Ajith Nivard Cabraal and Parliamentarian Sajin Vass Gunawardena.... -Full Story- (adaderana.lk - 23/01/15)

All charges dropped against Sarath Fonseka
President Maithripala Sirisena, issuing a special order, has made a directive to drop all charges against former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka and restore all his civic rights, army titles with immediate effect. Fonseka was appointed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) by President Rajapaksa on 15 July 2009. He was the first person appointed CDS under the newly approved Chief of Defence Staff Act, which was supposed to give the CDS more responsibilities in co-ordinating the armed forces.... -Full Story- (adaderana.lk - 22/01/15)

Fuel prices reduced
The Government has reduced the price of petrol by Rs 33 and diesel by Rs 23 per liter while price of kerosene has been reduced by Rs 16 per liter with effect from midnight tonight (21), the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) said. The pump price of 92 octane petrol per liter has been reduced from Rs. 150 to Rs. 117, while the diesel pump price has reduced from Rs. 111 to Rs. 95, and the price of Kerosene reduced from Rs 91 to Rs 65.... -Full Story- (adaderana.lk - 22/01/15)

In Retrospect,The Rajapaksa Defeat Is A Reminder That Democracy And Autocracy Never Mix!
LankaWeb Weekly Editorial Jan.21st 2015 " You Can Fool some of the people all the time and all of the people some of the time but never  all the people all the time" Abraham Lincoln..... ..Perhaps is an apt summation of what happened  to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential election concluded recently. He is undoubtedly someone who has done a great service to all the people of Sri Lanka although in so doing he has also committed certain grievous errors which proved to be harmful to himself as well as being a heavy penalty to the Sinhala Nation which once adored him as an air... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 22/01/15)

AFTERMATH OF AN ELECTION
By Gomin Dayasri
100 - day government is off to an astonishing start. President Sirisena appoints Cabinet Ministers and the Leader of the Opposition to display bi- partisanship to an embarrassing maximum. Party leaders enter into a marriage of convenience between the fractions of the SLFP to hold a shotgun wedding solely for their own benefit. Did they give mind to those who voted for the UPFA and on whose votes their parliamentarians still thrive and enjoy benefits?  Failing to give mind to the voters caused the majorities to evaporate and the fiasco enacted lately tends to lose more votes.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/15)

Who is a Sri Lankan?
Prof. Hudson McLean
Most of the writers in LankaWeb keep on stressing the "Importance of a United Undivided Sri Lanka", whilst a few promote rather jaundiced racist lines of Sri Lanka on Divisive by Race - Creed - Ethnicity. A Broad Question to Readers of LankaWeb & Beyond! Should the division of Sri Lankan or Ceylonese be based on such principles? Or should the honour of being a Sri Lankan be awarded to any human who has the Right to Vote and to hold a Sri Lankan Nationality either by Birth or by Naturalization, loyal to Sri Lanka? Many... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/15)

"Corruption" was the pillar on which President Maithripala Sirisena's government was built with the collaboration of UNP.
By Charles.S.Perera
The keyword on which President Maithripala Sirisena's government came in to being is "corruption", therefore  that has to be kept on going for the Government to exist.  There is however no lack of it as the UNP Ministers of SLFP President Maitripala Siriesena's government  keep on finding new instances of "corruption" on hearsay, without any proof what ever. It is like a game where you are asked to relate an  acceptable story about corruption  regarding  any one connected  in someway to the Rajapakse regimes, the one whose story is the most acceptable get the prize. Strangely now, ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/15)

Mud Governance?
By Dilrook Kannangara
Voters are already in for a great disappointment. Instead of promised good governance and "Maithri Palanaya" before the election what is delivered after the election is mud governance and "Vairi Palanaya". Is it the natural response to the inability to deliver on the promises made during the election campaign? Where is the salary increase promised to public sector employees? Where is the price reduction of food items and petroleum products? Has president Sirisena taken his voters for a ride? In short this is not good governance at all! At most it is mud governance –... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 21/01/15)

Stop this political revenge - Mahinda Rajapaksa
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today asked the new government to immediately stop acts of “political revenge”, a day after his country home in Tangalle was raided by police. He stated that several incidents of his supporters being attacked and harassed in various parts of the country after the election, have been reported and that the recent incident in Agalawatta, Kalutara is a case in point.... -Full Story- (adaderana.lk - 21/01/15)

Army chief to be retired without extension!
Army commander Lt. Gen. Daya Ratnayake, who is presently on his second service extension, is to be sent on retirement upon completion of 57 years of age on February 22, reports say. The defence ministry has also informed Maj. Gen. Prasad Piyasagara Samarasinghe, who is eyeing the post following Ratnayake’s retirement, to retire too.Followng Ratnayake’s retirement, Maj. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake is to be appointed the Army commander. Senanayake is now back in Sri Lanka after he fled the country following the arrest of former Army chief Sarath Fonseka.... -Full Story- (lankanewsweb.net - 21/01/15)

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  • An Indian eyewitness account of the last 70 hours of Terrorist War in Sri Lanka . FINAL HOURS
    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone-Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
    Final assault
    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone
    -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • The war is over - With the death of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabakaran, the militant campaign for a Tamil state in Sri Lanka seems to have come to an end. -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09) LTTE RISE & FALL -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Where is Prabakaran? -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Great Power Confrontation in the Indian Ocean: The Geo-Politics of the Sri Lankan Civil War by Mahdi Darius Nazemroay -Full Story- (globalresearch.ca - 25/10/09)
  • TWO EMISSARIES FROM UK AND FRANCE TWIST THEIR PURPOSE OF VISIT TO SRI LANKA. Malin Abeyatunga .-Full Report- (The LankaWeb-02/05/09)

History

  • THE ANCESTRY OF RAVANA A close study of the Ramayana, particularly the last book or Uttara Kanda, reveals that Ravana, the enemy of Lord Rama, was not a Dravidian, as many people have thought, but related to the Sri Lanka, who are considered to be Aryans-that Ravana was a migrant to Sri Lanka from the Vedic family of the Yadus, perhaps deriving originally from the city of Mathura south of Delhi. The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from the north was from Gujarat and of the Yadu family, which dominated the southwest of India and from the region of Gujarat had access to the sea on which they travelled far in their trading and colonizing ventures. The Ramayana tells the Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, had close connections with region of the Yadus, which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura south of Delhi.
  • Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    123,000 BC - Oldest human found in Lanka - Pathirajawela in the deep South.
    12000 BC - MaduruOya findings World's oldest findings of the use of Steel, Copper, and irrigation technology
    7500 BC - Connections between Cambians, Sri Lankans, Ramayanaya & Mahabharataya The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from north India, were from the Yadu family from Gujarat. Yadus dominated the southwest of India (which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura, just south of Delhi).
    6000 BC - Lankan city on Mahamevuna Uyana - Archeologists uncovered 35 feet under the present Mahamevuna Uyana in Anuradapura,
    3000 BC - Sigiriya is considered the AlakaMandava of the Ravana
    2517 Ramayanaya and Sri Lanka According to Ramayana story, Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, belongs to a family of migrants from North India who had close connections with region of the Yadus,
    2517 BC - Ravana gets killed in Balangoda during March, 2517BC Ravana, while attending to the wounds suffered in combat by Vibishana (his brother) in Balangoda,
    1000 BC - Sri Lanka has the latest technology : Iron technology is evident in SL
    900 BC - Anuradapura, a major town of, at least 10 Hectares (25 Acres). Anuradhapura was at least 10 ha in extent by ca. 900 BC (perhaps much more). By then prehistoric stone tool technology had been completely superseded by that of iron
    700 BC - Anuradapura Town, 50 Hectares (125 Acres) .
    600 BC - Earliest Proof of Brahmi writing in Lanka At 600-500 BC, the very first appearance of writing (in Brahmi letters almost identical to the Asokan script 200 years later) marked the beginning of the Early Historic period. This writing, radiocarbon dated on charcoal and checked by thermoluminescence dating, is inscribed on potsherds signifying the ownership. Among the names, was Anuradha.
    483 BC - Vijaya lands in Sri Lanka. Girihadu Seya is built in Thiriyaya. Buddha's relics are enshrined in Mahiyanganaya Dagaba Sarabu Maharahatan Vahanse picked Budda relics from the burning cortege and arrived in Mahiyanganaya
    -For Full story go to
  • Historical Development of Sinhala and Scripts click on the links!!
    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    -Unethical conversion violates the UN convention on the right of the child

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